President Barack Obama called for cybersecurity legislation to provide incentives to businesses to protect their information systems from attacks or intrusions in the course of his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Obama noted that the White House sent a cybersecurity legislative proposal to Congress last year and called on Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation.
“To stay one step ahead of our adversaries, I’ve already sent this Congress legislation that will secure our country from the growing dangers of cyber-threats,” Obama stated.
The president cast cybersecurity legislation as a necessity to protect American businesses from foreign adversaries, be they enemy states or individual malicious actors or terrorist networks.
via Homeland Security Today, continued here.