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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.

6. Are cyber victims over-reacting?

"Sentencing for any kind of computer related crimes also needs to be brought into line with reality and the bounds of justice, companies tend to inflate their estimates of damages and juries hear 'millions of dollars in damages' and rush to throw the book at someone for exploiting ridiculously lax security and changing a webpage."

- Sebastianowl, an anonymous member of Anonymous, in an email to the Guardian.

Source: The Guardian (UK)

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Greg MacSweeney
Greg MacSweeney,
User Rank: Apprentice
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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