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GAO sees threats to industrial systems

Risks to industrial computer-based systems that control vital critical infrastructures, such as electrical grids, oil refining and pipelines, and water treatment and distribution, are increasing and could have devastating consequences, according to a General Accounting Office report released today. But an official with the Homeland Security Department said the government is assessing vulnerabilities at such critical infrastructures and working toward shoring up those problems. In addition to increasing cyber threats, the GAO cited four factors contributing to the problem: Full Story

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