Fighting Cyber Warfare at the State Level

The cyberattacks against major U.S. media outlets reportedly by Chinese hackers dramatize the need for better security. And while the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress debate new laws and executive actions to protect the integrity of computer networks and make it easier for companies to share information about attacks, state governments are forging ahead.

State-level information technology systems store health records, retirement benefits and tax records for citizens that are tempting targets for hackers. Four…

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