- Valerie Jarrett and Ajay Banga: Cyberthreats are among the greatest threats facing Americans today
- Lock Down Your Login, a new public-private campaign, recently launched to assist in reducing these threats
Valerie Jarrett is a senior adviser to President Barack Obama. She oversees the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and is chairwoman of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Ajay Banga is president and CEO of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)The President frequently gets letters from Americans who are worried about their online security -- and for good reason. Cyberthreats are among the most significant economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. Put simply, our economic prosperity and leadership in the 21st century will depend on the steps we take together to strengthen the cybersecurity of our citizens, our businesses and our country.