In a letter to President Barack Obama, eight Senators have voiced their concern over the current state of cybersecurity in the United States, outlining their upcoming efforts to make the nation more secure and urging the President to back it.
In the letter, obtained by the SANS Institute, Sens. Harry Reid, Patrick Leahy, Carl Levin, John Kerry, John Rockefeller, Joe Lieberman and Dianne Feinstein wrote that cybersecurity is essential to the future of the U.S. economy, government and security.
“The United States government, its citizens and businesses remain vulnerable to many different types of cyber threats,” the letter stated. “We believe that there is an urgent need for action to address these vulnerabilities by the Administration, by Congress and by the array of entities affected by cyber threats.”
The letter called for “whole-of-government approach” to cybersecurity. The letter outlined some of the legislation Congress is currently working on related to cybersecurity.
Read the full text of the letter here