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3/14/2012
New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security

"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."

Annie's take:

The gaps in security controls around critical infrastructure is becoming the focus of media and of Congress, with legislation of several types being introduced. We'll keep tracking this isue.