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:
I dunno - don't think an executive order or bill will strengthen our "cyber security" at all. We need some damn good geeks on the job. #SOTU— Dennis Jenders (@djenders) February 13, 2013