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U.S. Not Adequately Prepared To Meet Cyber Attacks, Says General

Gen. Keith Alexander
Despite improvements made in recent years, the U.S. is still highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, the head of the military's cyber-forces warned yesterday.

"To put it bluntly, we are very thin, and a crisis would quickly stress our cyber forces," General Keith Alexander told the House Armed Services Committee. Alexander noted that the Pentagon is working on building up its network defenses, which he said currently deserve only a "C" rating. The government has shown an increased focus on cyber-defenses the past few years (starting with the appointment of a cyber-security chief and moving on to a widespread cyber-security initiative) but much remains to be done. Meanwhile, malware like Stuxnet and even smaller incidents should be reason enough for a robust cyber-security force.

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