How long can the US keep hackers at bay and the lights on?

The foundation around which the U.S. economy runs, the power grid makes an intriguing target for hackers. HOUSTON CHRONICLE  After it came to light this summer that hackers had infiltrated the computer networks of two U.S. power companies - at a time the country was still reeling from Russian cyberattacks aimed at influencing the 2016 election - the possibility of hackers taking down the U.S. power grid and sending the nation into chaos suddenly seemed a very real possibility. The compani...
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Former Ambassador: US is Vulnerable to ICBM Attack

The United States has yet to build a reliable domestic defense system that would completely protect the country against a massive ballistic missile attack, admitted Steven Pifer, a former ambassador to Ukraine and director of the Arms Control Initiative at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. "The history of missile defense since 1983 has been one of downsizing expectations, as US programs have regularly encountered technological and budgetary limitations," Steven Pifer noted. The...
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