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Can Collaboration Defend U.S. Critical Infrastructure?

Matt Ball on May 11, 2013 - in Security

Vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, particularly through cybersecurity gaps, are a top concern for government officials and lawmakers. Legislation to address those gaps so far has failed, and key partnerships are crucial to shoring up weaknesses as best as possible until a bill passes, officials say.

Cybersecurity legislation recently passed the House and is moving onto the Senate after failing last year. Without it, however, certain sectors are at a serious security risk. Power companies and other utilities are particularly vulnerable, but collaboration among government agencies and with the private sector is critical, according to Gen. Keith Alexander, National Security Agency director and commander of U.S. Cyber Command.

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