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Best Reactions To Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order

Is President Obama's executive order on cybersecurity causing hackers to shudder and financial institutions to breathe a sigh of relief? Here are some of the top reactions on the web to this controversial bill.

It’s been quite a week for cybersecurity. A day after hacker group Anonymous made waves on Twitter by announcing that it planned to bring down Goldman Sachs’ social networks on Valentine’s Day, U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on cybersecurity, putting an end to months of speculation as to whether his administration would actually press ahead with the issue after endless legislative false starts.

Anonymous’ threat against Goldman failed to materialize - although some observers believe the group could be working on a more ambitious plan behind the scenes. (Just a few days ago, SaudiAnonymous1 announced a live Denial of Service attack against Goldman Sachs’ website for high-net-worth clients.)

So will Obama’s executive order on cyber terrorism cause hackers to shudder and financial institutions to breathe a sigh of relief? Well it kind of depends on who you ask. Here is cyberspace’s take on the controversial issue.


1. Why Obama’s comments weren’t met with roaring applause:

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio

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Greg MacSweeney
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2/15/2013 | 10:18:10 PM
re: Best Reactions To Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
The cyber security executive order alone won't stop the attacks, but hopefully it moves the private sector to share more information with the regulators and law enforcement when attacks are detected. Getting to a real time threat detection system is important.
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