Plan Calls for More Cybersecurity

Plan to protect critical infrastructure urges more disclosure of breaches.

The Obama administration’s proposal for protecting banks, power grids and government computers from cyber attacks urges tightening oversight of critical infrastructure and requiring companies to notify consumers of data breaches.

The Homeland Security Department would “work with industry” to detect vulnerabilities in electrical grids and financial networks, according to a summary of the proposal released today by the White House. The plan also calls for mandatory minimum penalties for computer-related crimes.

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