Obama's Hacking Law Cold Comfort For Corporate Targets

By Allison Grande (January 21, 2015, 9:13 PM EST) -- The White House's proposal to increase prison sentences for hackers and make lesser offenses criminal will boost the ability of both prosecutors and companies to combat increasingly prevalent cyberattacks but won't be a significant deterrent without the passage of complementary measures to better detect and track intrusions.

In his State of the Union address late Tuesday night, President Barack Obama pressed Congress to enact a package of legislative proposals that his administration had floated during the past week to better protect the nation from internal and external threats to the sensitive consumer data that private companies hold.

Among the reforms is...

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