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 •  October 29

Hackers briefly brought down the Michigan state website last year to draw attention to the Flint water crisis. In Columbia, Missouri, hackers shut down the city website for several days in 2014, apparently to protest the killing of a dog during a SWAT team raid several years earlier. A hacker this summer breached Minnesota government databases and...

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 •  July 29

In a new world of cyberattacks engineered by bad actors as well as mischief-makers, the Lincoln Electric System is a target. LES is part of the nation's interconnected electrical grid, and that critical national infrastructure is a rich target for nation-states, terrorists and international criminals. There's a lot more that LES Administrator and...

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 •  July 23

Technology evolves faster than the government that regulates it. The pace at which this gap grows seems only to accelerate. That inevitable slow reaction time has left the United States behind the curve in winning the digital war. From Russian hackers’ interference in the November election to the Islamic State’s use of social media to spread its...

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 •  July 6

YORK — Sen. Ben Sasse sounded the alarm Thursday about the rapidly increasing threat of cyberattacks, arguing that "we have no cyber strategy (and) are radically unprepared" for attacks by nation-states, terrorists and crime networks. The United States needs to "develop an offensive and defensive doctrine" that responds to the current and growing...