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Cyberattacks a top national security concern, GOP candidates say

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November 23, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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Three Republican presidential candidates at Tuesday’s CNN-sponsored GOP debate said that cyberattacks pose an emerging national security threat to the United States.

In closing comments during the debate, GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, said that he views cyberattacks as one of three major security threats the U.S. is currently unprepared to deal with…

…Herman Cain noted that as a former ballistics analyst and computer scientist, he also sees cyberattacks as a national security threat. “That’s something that we do not talk enough about, and I happen to believe that that is a national security area that we do need to be concerned about.”…

…The third Republican candidate to raise cybersecurity as an issue in response to the question was current Texas Gov. Rick Perry. In comments stating his belief that China was destined for the “ash heap” of history, Perry said that the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) involvement with cybersecurity is a major issue that the U.S. has to deal with now…

via Computerworld, continued here.