The Internet is the most dangerous parking lot imaginable.
Someone from the future, I'm sure, will marvel at our blindness and at the hole we have driven ourselves into, for we are completely committed to an unsustainable technology.
With the average time of 229 days that malware goes unnoticed on enterprise networks, you can't afford to sit back and do nothing.
People say to me, "Whatever it takes." I tell them, It's going to take everything.
With the new Executive Order I'm signing today, I'm for the first time authorizing targeted sanctions against individuals or entities whose actions in cyberspace result in significant threats to the national security, foreign policy, economic health or financial stability of the United States. I'm also authorizing sanctions against companies that knowingly use stolen trade secrets to undermine our nation's economic health.
Sanctions will in no way target the unwitting victims of cyberattacks ... Nor does this executive order target the legitimate cybersecurity research community or professionals who help companies improve their cybersecurity.
I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the increasing prevalence and severity of malicious cyber-enabled activities originating from, or directed by persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.
The information is all there, great expanding mountain ranges of it. What's lacking is the tracker's instinct for picking up a trail, the human gut feeling for where to start looking to find patterns and meaning. But can such creative instincts really be trained systematically? And even if they could, wouldn't it take years to do so?