"President Obama's engaged support for similar [cybersecurity] legislation [in] this Congress would help address cyber threats, improve privacy protections, and would also begin to address concerns over the President's go-it-alone approach of unilateral executive actions on cyber and other issues," Thune said Monday.
As chairman of the Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over cybersecurity issues, Thune said he hopes Obama's actions "match his rhetoric", when it comes to working closely with Congress on this issue.
On Tuesday, Thune will join other congressional leaders for a meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss cybersecurity measures.
On Monday, Obama outlined cybersecurity legislation that requires companies to notify customers of security breaches within 30 days.
Also on Monday, the United States was hit by fresh cyber-attacks when US Central Command's (CENTCOM) Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked.