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How has the US Been Responding to Cyber Threats?

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U.S. Marine Sergeant Michael Kidd works on a computer at ECPI University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 7, 2012. Cyberspace was a hobby for Kidd before he joined the Marines in 2003, but he hopes to make it his new battlefield after suffering debilitating injuries in Iraq. At the naval air station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 26-year-old from Williamsburg is retraining to fight cyber threats, one of a number of wounded warriors transitioning to non-traditional combat fields in order to continue serving the United States' defense needs. Picture taken February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Samantha Sais (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY EDUCATION) - RTR2XOOG

Whether or not Chinese hackers are at work in that office tower in Shanghai, cybersecurity is increasingly a top issue here in the United States.

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The White House has repeatedly raised concerns about hacking with senior Chinese officials.

And recently, President Obama mentioned cybersecurity in his State of the Union speech.

He warned that our enemies are now seeking the ability to sabotage key parts of US infrastructure like the power grid, or air traffic control systems.

Anchor, Aaron Schacther discusses the US reaction with cybersecurity analyst, Rick Forno, director of the graduate Cybersecurity Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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