Friday, April 20, 2012

Should cybersecurity be a top priority for the government?

Exclusive: Analyst says the evidence doesn't match the hype

Is cybersecurity one of your top concerns? Whatever your opinion might be, the government has taken a particularly strong interest in it lately, as security breaches appear to be on the rise. In recent years, the U.S. has seen corporations such as Sony and Citibank hacked as well as various divisions of the government including the Senate and the Pentagon. 

As a result of this influx of attacks, Congress is currently weighing legislation that would attempt to prevent cyber warfare. In fact, more than fifty bills have been introduced in Congress toward this effort. 

Should cybersecurity be a top priority for the government? 

Last year, WebProNews reported that cyber warfare was a very real threat and that social media played a significant role in it. Charles Dodd, a U.S. government consultant on cyber defense, told us then that terrorists are recruiting hundreds and thousands of people every couple of months through social media.

"Cyber will be the next generation warfare," he said.

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