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Cybersecurity action not reaction needed to avoid disaster

Kenneth Corbin | Feb. 28, 2013
Leaders from industry and academia testify at a joint House subcommittee hearing about the importance of government support for cybersecurity research and education. R&D is imperative to bolster defenses again digital attacks on critical infrastructure operated by the government and private sector.

"But believe me, our adversaries are not looking narrowly," she added. "In fact, they are looking at the combination of these different kinds of threats and vulnerabilities, as well as combining that with cyber-physical systems and social engineering. We can no longer afford to look narrowly at the hard problems."

Kenneth Corbin is a Washington, D.C.-based writer who covers government and regulatory issues for CIO.com.

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