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Cyber threat growing at unprecedented rate, intell chief says




Cyber threat growing at unprecedented rate, intell chief says
Cyber threat growing at unprecedented rate, intell chief says



http://fcw.com/articles/2010/02/02/web--dni-cyber-threat-annual-assessment.aspx 

By Ben Bain
FCW.com
Feb 02, 2010

Malicious cyber activity is growing at an unprecedented rate, severely 
threatening the nation's public and private information infrastructure, 
the government's top intelligence official said today.

Dennis Blair, the director of national intelligence, told members of the 
Senate Select Intelligence Committee, that "in the dynamic of 
cyberspace, the technology balance right now favors malicious actors 
rather than legal actors, and is likely to continue that way for quite 
some time."

Sensitive information is stolen daily from government and private-sector 
networks and intelligence officials often find persistent, unauthorized, 
and sometimes unattributable presences on exploited networks, Blair said 
in prepared remarks about intelligence agencies' annual threat 
assessment.

"We cannot be certain that our cyberspace infrastructure will remain 
available and reliable during a time of crisis," he testified.

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