Cyberattacks pose greatest emerging threat to states, warns Maryland gov

March 2, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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Cyberattacks on state and federal databases are “one of the nation’s greatest emerging threats”, warned Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley during a panel at the annual National Governors Association (NGA) meeting.

State governments should put in place stronger cybersecurity measures to secure voter registration, driver’s license, and tax databases, according to the Feb. 27 cybersecurity panel.

Three-quarters of states have recently reported a data security breach, Will Pelgrin, chairman of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, was quoted as saying by the Baltimore Sun.

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