Obama Draws Attention to Cyber Threat in SOTU Address
February 13, 2013
First Panetta, now Obama...
With the President's executive order announced during his Address, cyber threats are will recieve the Congressional attention they deserve.
An excerpt from last night's State of the Union:
"America must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyber attacks.
"Now, we know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private e-mails. We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets. Now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. We cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy.
"That's why, earlier today, I signed a new executive order that will strengthen our cyber defenses by increasing information-sharing and developing standards to protect our national security, our jobs, and our privacy.
"But now -- now Congress must act, as well, by passing legislation to give our government a greater capacity to secure our networks and deter attacks. This is something we should be able to get done on a bipartisan basis."