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Experts Weigh In On 2013 Cyberthreats

By Carlton Purvis

     

      

What is the number one biggest threat or the fastest growing cyberthreat that people can expect to see in 2013?

At a recent event, Secretary Napolitano gave remarks where she outlined that one of the biggest cyber threats we face is that to our nation's critical infrastructure. You can find the press release on that event here.

What is facilitating the problem?

For more information on how cyber threats can have physical consequences and what that means to us as a nation, see the most recent joint article by our Deputy Under Secretaries Mark Weatherford and Susan Spaulding with Emergency Management Magazine.

They also did an interview together on Federal News radio recently on this topic. The transcript can be found here.

What specific measures can people take to address the threat?

As for threats that typically affect consumers and daily users of the internet, our United States Emergency Computer Readiness Team (US-CERT) has a lot of resources on what threats are out there, and how every individual can protect themselves against these threats. You can find that information here.

Silvia A. Farag, DHS Acting Deputy Director, External Affairs Office of Cybersecurity and Communications U. S.

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