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President Obama in the Situation Room   (Source: Pete Souza/White House)
Meeting to focus on rebuffing Chinese national security threat, as well as other issues

There's been quite a bit of back-and-forth noise between President Obama's staff and top officials in the Chinese government regarding cybersecurity.  The U.S. in the midst of a major push to upgrade its cyberoffensive and defensive capabilities; plus the President just signed a new executive order encouraging companies to voluntarily share information on security threats with the government.

In order to try to court top business leaders to cooperate with the new information sharing initiative, President Obama will meet today in The White House Situation Room with top CEOs in the tech industry to discuss "how the government and private sector can best work together to improve the nation’s cybersecurity."

A guest list for the closed door event was not announced in advance.  Details on the meeting and who attended should trickle out by tomorrow.
 
Congress is currently debating cybersecurity legislation, but the efforts have stalled amid the larger fiscal sequestration debate.

Source: The Verge



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Smoke and mirrors
By Ammohunt on 3/14/2013 11:24:29 AM , Rating: 3
I am starting to think that the Chinese hacking thing is just another diversion from the real problems this country has. There is no doubt China hacks the world its been going on for more than a decade. So the timing of bringing this boogeyman out of the closet is suspect but not unexpected with this inept administration. America as a whole is not concerned about Chinese Hacking they are concerned with the economy in the sense of "how am i going to feed my family long term" and a general erosion of basic rights which both equate to undue hardship and the eventuality of a lot of pissed off folks with firearms.

The president better start tackling these issues soon because even his own propaganda bureau (the MSM) is starting to turn on him.




"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine." -- Bill Gates














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