Following the Senate’s failure to pass the watered down Lieberman-Collins cybersecurity bill in August, there has been increasing talk about the President’s issuing an Executive Order to fill the gap. Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan has confirmed that a draft executive order is being considered, and an apparent draft was leaked. Those who have said that an Executive Order could accomplish much of what Lieberman-Collins sought to do should be sorely disappointed if the leaked draft is in fact the actual document under consideration. The draft Presidential Policy Directive on critical infrastructure protection is written in general terms and does not attempt to duplicate the most significant provisions of the Lieberman-Collins bill, particularly those that would establish voluntary cybersecurity standards for industry. Rumors still abound that the White House is considering such provisions, so the leaked draft may not be the final word.