Homeland Security: CYBER SECURITY THREATS

There are many examples of failures in cybersecurity including the Stuxnet computer virus interfering with the Iranian uranium enrichment process; Wall Street (NASDAQ); and Identity Theft from banks and on-line retailers and corporations. What are some of the measures that can be employed to protect our banking, defense and critical infrastructure from cyber-assault?

 

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