In a recent article in The New York Times, President Obama’s homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, said that the Obama Administration was planning on a new center that would quickly asses and deter cyber attacks on the U.S. She stated that “Annual reports of data breaches have increased roughly fivefold since 2009,”. In 2009, was when the president first began to publicly press for greater cyber security initiatives.
A cyber threat office was only in discussion, but after the attack that happened on Sony back in September, planning became more urgent than anything. The new center would put greater control of assessments into the hands of the director of national intelligence, Mr. James R. Clapper Jr.
The president is attempting to press companies and the government to better cooperate in sharing information on cyber attacks.
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