Dear TLD Readers,
I am posting this article from Yahoo.com because I was almost speechless in how blatantly obvious this is. If you haven’t heard, the latest rounds of hacking attacks including the ones blamed on North Korea and ISIS can be traced back to Maryland, home of the NSA, that report is here…
Could they make it any more obvious? I mean it’s like they don’t care anymore, they (the media and elites) are making little or no effort to revise their tactics, they are just repeating the same formulas and hoping maybe some small sect of the public might actually still buy into it. Someone agree or disagree in the comments below huh?
Obama seeks enhanced cybersecurity laws to fight hackers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed a push to beef up U.S. cybersecurity laws after recent headline-grabbing hacking attacks against companies like Sony Pictures <6758.T>, Home Depot and Target .
During a tour of a “war room” at the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity nerve center, Obama said the recent attacks have highlighted the threat faced by financial systems, power grids and healthcare systems that run on networks connected to the Internet.
“We’ve got to stay ahead of those who would do us harm. The problem is that government and the private sector are still not always working as closely together as we should,” Obama said.
Congress has tried and failed for years to pass legislation to encourage companies to share data from attacks with the government, and each other, but grappled with liability issues raised by companies and privacy concerns from civil liberties groups.
But Obama proposed legislation, due to be sent to Congress on Tuesday, that seeks a balance. It would offer liability protection to companies that provide information in near-real-time to the government, but require them to strip it of any personal data.
Obama has elevated cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda, seeing it as an area where cooperation is possible with the Republican-led Congress.
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