President Barack Obama said Tuesday the cyber attacks against Sony and the Pentagon's Central Command highlight the need for toughened laws on cybersecurity.This is bullshit, obviously. The fact that the Pentagon even -has- a Twitter account is a sign that "cyber security" is not taken at all seriously by the people in the White House.
Obama made the comment as the White House unveiled a proposal to revive cybersecurity legislation stalled over the past few years.
"With the Sony attack that took place, with the Twitter account that was hacked by Islamist jihadist sympathizers yesterday, it just goes to show how much more work we need to do -- both public and private sector -- to strengthen our cybersecurity," the president said at a meeting with congressional leaders.
Obama said he had spoken to the Republican leaders of the House and Senate and "I think we agreed that this is an area where we can work hard together, get some legislation done and make sure that we are much more effective in protecting the American people from these kinds of cyberattacks."
That's what this Washington "cyber security" push is all about. They're explaining to me that I better shut the hell up or they'll come and kick my door down.