Enterprise data security is rarely a light topic, but it’s been especially heavy on the public consciousness in the early goings of 2013 with President Obama’s Executive Order on cybersecurity and allegations of organized, national hacking rings abroad. With those topics in mind, Information-Management.com caught up with Jamie Barnett, a new partner at law firm Venable’s cybersecurity practice. Barnett came to Venable from the public sector as a retired Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy and former Chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the Federal Communications Commission, where he led voluntary security measures with Internet service providers to cut down on “botnets” and Internet route hijacking scams. Barnett gives his near-term expectations with federal security efforts and highlights the simple measures SMBs are – and aren’t – taking on data security.

Information-Management.com: Let’s start with your takeaways from the president’s cybersecurity order. How do you see this playing out over the next six months and through 2013? And what businesses in particular should pay attention?

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