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Obama says US must up its game on cyberthreats

4 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, January 13 2015 Jan 13, 2015 January 13, 2015 2:04 PM January 13, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the U.S.

Obama unveiled a proposal for cybersecurity legislation at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center just outside Washington. He says cyberthreats pose "an enormous challenge."

Obama says cybercriminals are doing as much damage - or more - than traditional criminals. He says the U.S. is making progress, but attackers are also getting more sophisticated

Obama says the U.S. must be "upping our game."

The legislation would increase information-sharing between companies and the government about cyberthreats. It's among a series of proposals Obama is laying out before his State of the Union address next week.

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