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The Potomac Freezes Over

There are certain phrases you should never expect to hear coming out of my mouth. There are long odds against me saying things like "You know, being a vegan sounds like something I would really enjoy" or "You know what I miss most about Upstate New York? The really long and bitter winters."  And as the father of three young girls, you definitely shouldn't anticipate me saying "No, no, all the drama, fighting, and refusal to go to bed is actually a lot fun.  I highly recommend it."So when I say the following, it is fitting that the Potomac recently froze over: the federal government just came up with a really good idea for businesses to follow when it comes to cybersecurity.  I mean really good.I'm not kidding.  Cue the locusts, frogs, fire, and brimstone.Last year President Obama released an Executive Order on Cybersecurity.  The most attention-grabbing part of the EO has been the section calling for the creation of "voluntary framework" that businesses can use to help prepare them for...

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