Obama's Cybersecurity Plan Explained
In Tuesday's State of the Union speech, the president pushed for more cooperation between the government and the private sector on cybersecurity.By Zach Toombs | January 20, 2015
"No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families, especially our kids. We are making sure our government integrates intelligence to combat cyber threats, just as we have done to combat terrorism," President Obama said.
The president pushed two main ideas on cybersecurity Tuesday.
The first: a law requiring companies to let their customers know within 30 days if their credit cards, Social Security numbers or any other information has been hacked. Surprisingly, there's no national standard for this yet.