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Educating Our Own Computer Hackers

The recent wave of cyber-attacks on American and South Korean Web sites raises a new kind of security issue: Do we have enough brainpower in the pipeline to counter such sabotage in the future? To put it another way: Does the United States have enough hackers of our own who can think like the bad guys?

Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Kit Bond, the Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, warned that the recent attacks demonstrated how a cyberattack "could take down our entire infrastructure."

Bond says, "It could crush our country and the world economy, which depends upon the United States as the world's leading economy. If they take us down, they cripple everybody." In fact, the number of cunning cyber attacks on the U.S. has been escalating.

From The Huffington Post
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