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U.S. Plans Cyber Shield for Utilities, Companies

“The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed “Perfect Citizen” to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants, according to people familiar with the program.

The surveillance by the National Security Agency, the government’s chief eavesdropping agency, would rely on a set of sensors deployed in computer networks for critical infrastructure that would be triggered by unusual activity suggesting an impending cyber attack, though it wouldn’t persistently monitor the whole system, these people said.”

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Protecting the Critical Infrastructure

From: IDGA

With a turbulent economic outlook, advancing threats from cyber criminals and an ongoing oil spill impacting our global ecosystem; the challenge of protecting the critical infrastructure can no longer be an exercise in reactive security. Caretakers of these systems have to look at changing how they monitor, control, and recover in the event of a cyberevent. By the looks of things BP is dealing with their fair share of Hacktivism right now.


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