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To Improve Cyber-Security, U.S. Needs Cohesive Public-Private Partnership

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January 12, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via National Defense Magazine

It has become one of the perils of everyday life on the information highway – a cyberattack.

For the Pentagon, which operates 15,000 networks and owns more than a million computers, the risks are huge. Though Defense systems are attacked constantly – 5,000 times per day by some accounts, and scanned millions of times per day – these digital invasions are little reported.

Banks lose millions of dollars a year from cyberintrusions. Each bank averages one million probes per month. These too, are little reported. The banks see this as a cost of doing business, and customers pay the cost in increased user fees. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says, “The Internet is the crime scene of the 21st Century.”

Full story here.