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Obama seeks help from Congress, Silicon Valley to fight cyberattacks

Obama seeks help from Congress, Silicon Valley to fight cyberattacks

President Obama called on lawmakers Friday to pass tougher cybersecurity laws, but the main pitch of his speech at a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University was aimed at business leaders whose help he needs fighting cyberattacks. As he prepared to sign an executive order to promote information-sharing within the private sector and with the government, Obama praised the “spirit of collaboration” he maintains would help all sides respond quickly to an attack. When companies get hacked, Obama argued, the personal and financial information of American individuals and business interests is compromised, a threat to all involved. “This has to be a shared...

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