President Obama: ‘No Hacker Should be Able to Shut Down Our Networks’

President Obama to announce plans to streamline intelligence to combat cyberterrorism

Last Updated: January 20, 2015 @ 5:39 PM

During his State of the Union speech, President Obama will announce plans to combat cyberterrorism in the aftermath of the Sony hacking scandal.

TheWrap has obtained parts of the president’s speech.

“No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families, especially our kids. We are making sure our government integrates intelligence to combat cyber threats, just as we have done to combat terrorism. And tonight, I urge this Congress to finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat of cyber-attacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children’s information. If we don’t act, we’ll leave our nation and our economy vulnerable. If we do, we can continue to protect the technologies that have unleashed untold opportunities for people around the globe.”

TheWrap will have full coverage of the State of the Union.