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Report Faults Cyber-Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to battle computer-network and Internet attacks by hackers and other cyber-criminals suffer from a lack of coordination, poor communication and a failure to set priorities, according to an internal report released yesterday. The report, by the department’s inspector general, said the shortcomings of the National Cyber Security Division leave the country vulnerable to more than mere inconvenience to businesses and consumers. The division “must address these issues to reduce the risk that the critical infrastructure may fail due to cyber attacks,” the report said. “The resulting widespread disruption of essential services after a cyber attack could delay the notification of emergency services, damage our economy and put public safety at risk.” Full Story

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