US flag signifying that this is a United States Federal Government website   Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security

U.S. Flag and Keyboard

Securing America Against the Threat of Cyber Attack

Earlier today, I addressed a live web audience to talk about our nation’s shared responsibility for our cybersecurity. President Obama has been speaking regularly on this important issue, and has described the growing number of attacks on our networks as “one of the most serious economic and national security threats our nation faces.”

My remarks today were a chance to speak clearly and candidly about what cybersecurity really means for our nation, and to expand on the shared responsibility we all have for online security. You can view the remarks below.


var so = new SWFObject("/flash/player-gray.swf", "cybersecurity", "400", "280", "9", "#ffffff");so.addVariable("movie", "/xlibrary/videos/s1_cybersecurity_live_stream_102009.flv");so.addVariable("captions", "/xlibrary/videos/s1_cybersecurity_live_stream_captions_102009.xml");so.addParam("menu", "false");so.write("cybersecurity");




The full transcript is also available.

As I mention in my remarks, you can read more about our Department’s cyber efforts, and find cyber security job opportunities at DHS.Gov/Cyber. We plan to host more online events like this in the future, and will in the coming days post answers to many of the excellent questions that viewers submitted during the address.

Yours very truly,
Janet Napolitano



Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
Back to Top