(Bloomberg View) — President Barack Obama wants to prod corporations into addressing their cybersecurity weaknesses and he used his State of the Union speech to do just that.

Obama also placed responsibility for inaction and any damage from future attacks on the shoulders of a deeply divided, partisan Congress. His proposals are still largely shapeless. But if Congress doesn’t help develop an aggressive plan and if companies are then hit by waves of serious cyberattacks — as the most pessimistic security professionals believe will happen this year — Republicans and Democrats alike may come under fire. 

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