Critical Infrastructure Hacking On The Rise


Shared on March 15, 2012 written by USAT CORP

A recent article in The New York Times says that according to the Department of Homeland Security, cyber attacks on factory, critical infrastructure and database networks during the five-month period between October and February rose nearly 800% from the same time period a year ago.

During the five-month period between October and February, there were 86 reported attacks on computer systems in the United States that control critical infrastructure, factories and databases, according to the Department of Homeland Security, compared with 11 over the same period a year ago.

The increase has prompted a new interest in cybersecurity on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are being prodded by the Obama administration to advance legislation that could require new standards at facilities where a breach could cause significant casualties or economic damage.

USAT Corp. has taken active steps to ensure that the network devices we sell meet the security needs of our clients. Ask your USAT Sales professional for more details.

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