President Obama on Growing Cyber-Attack Threat

The president signs executive order to strengthen cyber defenses, urges Congress to act as well.
1:05 | 02/12/13

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America must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyber attacks. Now. We know hackers steal people's identities. And infiltrate property Mintz. We know foreign countries and companies -- our corporate secrets. Now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power -- 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 come. That's why earlier today. I signed a new executive order that will strengthen. -- cyber defenses by increasing information sharing and developing standards to protect our national security -- jobs and our privacy. But now now congress. Must act as well. By passing legislation to give our government a greater capacity to secure networks. And deter attacks.

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