The US government is working with federal agencies to develop and implement a set of cyber security guidelines, similar to those released by the UK GCHQ, according to Reuters.
The department is reportedly working on specific guidelines for businesses involved in critical infrastructure areas such as water, power and healthcare.
The guidelines are reportedly in draft form, with Reuters quoting a number of unnamed sources who claim to have seen rough copies of a White House executive order.
The order will reportedly give the agencies 90 days to send in recommendations for the new regulations. Once done, the agencies will form a new cyber security council at the Department of Homeland Security.
The council will reportedly include representatives from the Defense Department, Justice Department, Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Commerce.
The US embassy had not responded to V3's request for comment on Reuters report at the time of publishing.
The body issued the warning after the two banks websites suffered outages after an unidentified person posted a statement on Pastebin threatening to attack the Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange.
The UK GCHQ issued a similar set of guidelines earlier in September. The new GCHQ-led programme aims to advise Britain's senior business leaders on best practice in cyber security, underlining the growing threat posed to firms by online threats, particularly as state sponsored attacks grow.
The news comes after prominent security expert Bruce Schneier warned that the government and wider industry are not doing enough to protect themselves, during his V3 Security Summit 2012 talk.
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