Homeland Security officials says malicious hackers a top threat



Cybersecurity is a potential “nightmare” for the Department of Homeland Security in the years ahead, as well as concerns about homegrown terrorists and intelligence sharing, officials said Tuesday at a seminar at Georgetown University.

According to former DHS policy head,  Stewart Baker,  “The nightmare that the DHS has”is that a very sophisticated hacker, perhaps working for Hezbollah, manages to infiltrate our electric grid and to bring down power to a portion of the United States, not for an hour or two, but for days or weeks.

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