NSA, CYBERCOM head warns cyber attackers could soon aim for destruction

September 14, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Incidents
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via Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Cyber intrusions against the U.S. government and private companies have multiplied in recent years, but truly destructive attacks are now on the horizon, America’s top cyber warrior said Tuesday.

“It is a question of time,” said Army Gen. Keith Alexander, according to a story by the Defense Department’s American Forces Press Service. “What we don’t know is how far out it is.”

Alexander, who runs both U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, made the remarks at a cyberdefense conference in Linthicum, Md.

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