President Barack Obama is set to unveil a series of initiatives to bolster U.S. cybersecurity that he will detail in speeches this week.
The U.S. president will lay out a series of legislative proposals and executive actions that will be in his State of the Union that will tackle identity theft and privacy issues, cybersecurity, and access to the Internet, reported the New York Times, quoting a White House official.
Right before leaving for their winter vacation, politicians touted cybersecurity bills as the silver bullet to stopping future Sony-like hacks. The specific cybersecurity bills don't focus on advancing research and development, but on the sharing of computer threat information between the public and private sector. What these lawmakers neglect to tell the public is that the bills wouldn't have solved the Sony hack and that companies can already share information concerning computer threats.