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Terrorist attacks like 9/11 are unlikely, but cyber attacks are something to worry about

It’s not a terrorist attack like 9/11 that Americans need to worry about, but cyber attacks.

Dan Caster is a former CIA operative who spent time in Afghanistan.

He said logistically, Afghanistan doesn’t have the funding or capability to carry out an attack like 9/11, and the United States is better prepared to handle something like that than it was 20 years ago.


Something like poisoning water by hacking into a system to change pH levels is possible, and happened in both Maine and Florida.

Cybersecurity expert Paul Robinson said if that went undetected for 12 hours it could result in thousands, even tens of thousands of deaths.

Jonathan Weissman, with the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Department of Computer Security explains that everything is a potential target from food and water supplies to dams.

Robinson and Weissman agree, the strongest way to fight off a potential cyber attack is for the government and private businesses to work together and protect everything, using Threat Intelligence.

By sharing information, each side will become stronger.



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