Shore up cybersecurity before it’s too late

CYBERATTACKS HAVE BECOME a top threat to the United States. Nation-states are frequently targeting and launching attacks against our top corporations, stealing sensitive data, and — politics aside — impacting our national elections. It is only a matter of time until citizens are personally affected by much more than identity theft.

Attacks have already occurred on our energy infrastructure. Here in New England, the denial of gas and electricity during our harsh winter months could be deadly. We can no longer perceive cyberthreats in terms of a lone hacker sitting behind his computer in a darkened basement. The threat is now driven by hostile foreign intelligence services and military agencies who promulgate an agenda to disrupt both our society and

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