Cybersecurity Discussed in White House Situation Room

The venue for a meeting last week between the President and CEOs of various companies, underlined the importance of the topic. Last Wednesday, 13 CEOs met with the President in the Situation Room for a “two-way” exchange of information. They came after testimony last Tuesday at a Senate hearing by the director of the National Security Agency and the director of National Intelligence, describing the prevalent nature of network breaches by data thieves and cyber spies.

The President sought to grab the attention of the CEOs and to put a stop to petty resistance to his recently issued executive order designed to get the federal government and private companies working more closely to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber attacks. Cyber attacks top the list of security threats facing the country, according to the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community report.

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