Debora Plunkett, NSA's Cyber Defense Director, Says Foreign Cyber Attacks Are Increasingly 'Reckless

    Date10 Sep 2012
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Other nations are increasingly employing cyber attacks without "any sense of restraint," a top U.S. cybersecurity official said on Friday, citing "reckless" behaviors that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union would have dared at the height of Cold War tensions. Debora Plunkett, of the secretive National Security Agency, whose responsibilities include protecting U.S. government computer networks, predicted that Congress would pass long-stalled cybersecurity legislation within the next year.

    Lawmakers failed this summer to overcome disputes over cybersecurity regulations for private firms such as utilities.

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