Obama to Announce Executive Action to Combat Cyberattacks at Stanford Summit

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President Obama will convene a summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford on Friday to respond to the rise in major data breaches at U.S. companies, including recent attacks on Anthem and Sony. At the summit, which will bring together industry and government leaders, Obama is expected to lay out strategies for private companies to share cyber threat information with the federal government. We examine that proposal and concerns over potential privacy issues.


Kim Zetter, senior writer who covers cybersecurity for Wired

Herb Lin, senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University

Dave Garrett, managing director of Stroz Friedberg, a global cybersecurity firm specializing in digital forensics, data breach and cybercrime response