The cost of bolstering U.S. infrastructure cyber-protection

Critical infrastructure

To achieve security capable of stopping 95 percent of cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure 100 percent protection is not attainable experts said the industries involved would have to boost spending to a group total of $46.6 billion from the current $5.3 billion

Cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure could plunge millions into darkness, severely disrupt financial markets and financial transactions, cause major floods as dams holding reservoir water open their gates, kill scores of patients in hospitals, and much more.
What would it take to prevent such catastrophes? A new study on the issue, conducted by the Michigan-based Ponemon Institute and Bloomberg Government, was released last week in Washington.

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