Reminder re Cybersecurity

Among the comments made by outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano  in her farewell remarks was this stark reminder:

“Our country will, at some point, face a major cyber event that will have a serious effect on our lives, our economy, and the everyday functioning of our society,” Napolitano said. “While we build systems, protections and a framework to identify attacks and intrusions, share information with the private sector and across government and develop plans and capabilities to mitigate the damage, more must be done, and quickly.”

In light of the attacks on several major media outlets this past week, many of which are attributed to the Syrian Electronic Army, it seems like her warning is worth heeding.

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