The President Issues Down Payment Toward Comprehensive Cyber Security

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During his State of the Union Address, President Obama signed the first executive order in regards to cyber security. The order requires the US federal government to share cyber threat information with infrastructure owners as well as provide businesses with support for IT security best practices. The president addressed the country with the rapidly growing cyber threats we face in todays day in age such as identity theft and hackings. The US hopes to start building a cyber defense by sharing more information, and developing standards that will protect our families, businesses, and privacy. Many see this executive order as a down payment towards more comprehensive cyber security legislation. Businesses and concerned citizens can find a full copy of the executive order online.

This is not only exciting news, but news that many businesses have been waiting for. The country is finally starting to see and treat online security with the same level of caution as physical threats and harm. The truth is, online activity is very much a part of our lives as US citizens and we are finally on the right path to addressing this growing issue. From identity theft to data breaches, online fraud prevention is more vital now than ever. As America makes an effort to move more information online, we need to assess the risks that come with it. What once was just a fad is now clearly here to stay and the digital revolution needs protection from all shareholders and the government. This is a giant step in the right direct. Now we, as business owners and consumers, must do our part by learning the risks at stake and doing what we can to prevent online fraud. As this order starts to come in to implementation, businesses will hopefully start to see the benefits and importance of a strong fraud prevention solution. This matched with the support from the federal government will help ensure a safe nation not just online but over all.

[Contributed by EVS Marketing]