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Trump executive order aims to protect US from ‘catastrophic’ cyber attack

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Edward Stroz, a former FBI agent who is president of Stroz Friedberg, which advises companies on cyber security, says the order is particularly good for recognizing that critical infrastructure is the “crown jewels” that need to be protected. “It is pretty concrete for a document of this nature.” The order considers the software systems and suppliers that support services such as “dams and generators”, encouraging critical infrastructure providers to examine the ecosystems they rely on to be sure that they can keep running in emergencies, Mr Stroz says.

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