A Presidential Step Towards Cyber Security

Feb 14, 2013, 08:26 PM

The White House wants to harden critical computer networks against cyber attacks. In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama warned that attackers could try to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, and 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," said Obama.

The president's executive order is focused on sharing information about cyber threats and will be a voluntary system. This piece played on Marketplace, distributed by American Public Media. It aired on Valentine's Day 2013. #POTUS #CyberThreats #HomelandSecurity #CyberSecurity #Malware