June 3, 2011

Deterring Cyber Attacks Not So Easy

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times

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The Pentagon's effort follows a series of steps by the Bush and Obama administrations to make the military and the federal government less vulnerable and improve Washington's response to cyberattacks. But the attacks on EMC and defense contractors are a reminder that private companies control most of the critical networks and infrastructure in the United States, and they have to do a better job of identifying risks, taking preventive steps and alerting authorities when they detect the first signs of trouble.

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TAGGED: Cyberwarfare, Cyber Attacks, United States, Pentagon

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