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Governments tackle cyberterrorism

Officials increasingly using offensive and defensive strategies to secure cyberspace from would-be terrorists. As our lives become increasingly enmeshed in a digital infrastructure, the more vulnerable we become to cyberterrorism — the sabotage of our electronic networks to destroy data or even control dams and power plants. Since Sept. 11, 2001, state and local governments have been busy patching up holes in the nation’s tangible security framework. But threats to our digital networks may be more difficult to assess, as

cyberterrorism could come from political-interest groups overseas or an unassuming teenager down the street. Curtis Levinson, national secure technology and homeland security practice manager for San Antonio, Texas-based SBC Communications Inc.’s DataComm division, works with state and local government officials to help secure cyberspace from would-be terrorists. Full Story

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