President Obama: Cybersecurity vulnerabilities will accelerate

President Obama admits there are plenty of cybersecurity issues facing the US.

Published Mon, Jun 8 2015 5:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:06 PM CST

Cybersecurity issues are getting worse, President Barack Obama admitted recently, as the United States remains a lucrative target of foreign cybercriminals. Obama wants Congress to pass new cybersecurity legislation to help address mounting digital threats.

President Obama: Cybersecurity vulnerabilities will accelerate | TweakTown.com

"We have known for a long time that there are significant vulnerabilities, and that these vulnerabilities are going to accelerate as time goes by, both in systems within government and within the private sector," Pres. Obama said during a Group of Seven summit.

It's a stark realization that the US government has been aware of cybersecurity issues, but favored the need on bulk surveillance activities. If nothing else, it looks like some private sector security firms and defense contractors will make a fortune helping the government upgrade.

The growing Internet of Things (IoT) trend could open the floodgates to even more cybersecurity problems - but there are so many different issues that must be addressed anyway.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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