March 16, 2012

Lawmakers Focus on Cyberattacks on Infrastructure

During the five-month period between October and February, there were 86 reported attacks on computer systems in the United States that control critical infrastructure, factories and databases, according to the Department of Homeland Security, compared with 11 over the same period a year ago. The increase has prompted a new interest in cybersecurity on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are being prodded by the Obama administration to advance legislation that could require new standards at facilities where a breach could cause significant casualties or economic damage.

Read the article: http://gigalaw.com/2012/03/14/lawmakers-focus-on-cyberattacks-on-infrastructure/ (Source: The New York Times)

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