My view: Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility for all of us

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  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    March 6, 2017 7:40 a.m.

    Working in IT security, I completely agree with this column.

    But it will take quite a bit more than individual attention to defend our economy from increasingly effective hackers, particularly those being directed by foreign nations.

    Regardless of which side of the election people are on, the ability of a foreign power to influence our most fundamental exercise of self-rule should be of great concern.

    Last year, President Obama began to alter the mission of the NSA and other federal IT intelligence agencies, beginning a pivot from being strictly national security based, to being more balanced, giving notice to organizations when they're under attack from abroad.

    Our economy, and our ability to conduct commerce over the Internet, is a key part of our national security.