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White House eases stance on corporate cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — The White House has backed away from its push for mandatory cyber­security standards in favor of an approach that would combine voluntary measures with incentives for companies to comply with them.

That approach reflects recognition of the political reality of a divided Congress that makes mandated standards difficult to push through, and a belief that an executive order President Obama signed in February could improve companies’ cybersecurity.

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