Posted August 5th, 2013
In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama stressed the United States' tremendous need for strong cybersecurity, asserting, "America [is facing a] rapidly growing threat from cyberattacks. . . . We cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy."
The president has justifiable cause for concern. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has reported some staggering figures: The energy company BP says it suffers 50,000 attempts of cyberintrusion a day, and the Pentagon reports 10 million tries a day on its servers.