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America's vulnerable digital border

by Laura Domela

November 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Bret Hartman's life changed after he got hacked in March this year—and so did the perception of America's vulnerability to cyberattacks in the minds of many experts. As chief technology officer of computer security company RSA, Hartman was used to working with companies that learned the hard way that they were unprepared for a cyberattack. But in March, RSA become such a victim. Hartman learned that attackers had infiltrated the company's network to steal data that could be used to in turn attack clients relying on RSA security software. There are unconfirmed reports that defense companies Lockheed Martin and L-3 Communications were attacked as a result. via technology review

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