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U.S. President Barack Obama during a summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

Sidetracked: Obama’s Cybersecurity Legacy

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

With the end of his second term in sight, debates about President Barack Obama’s legacy in various policy areas are underway. When it comes to national security, his administration will be the first for which cybersecurity will feature prominently in legacy terms. Although former President George W. Bush focused on cybersecurity more than his predecessor, 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq determined his administration’s national security legacy. Obama entered office intending to make cybersecurity a priority, and it became a major feature of his administration’s national security efforts—just not in the ways he had envisioned. Examining the gap between his original strategy and where U.S. cybersecurity policy stands today illuminates some of the challenges the next administration will confront.

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