National Preparedness Report: Cyber Attacks Still Major Threat Against Unprepared States

Thursday, May 03, 2012 21:25
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National Preparedness Report: Cyber Attacks Still Major Threat Against Unprepared States

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While the nation has made strides in preparing for a wide range of potential disasters, state and local officials said they feel least prepared for an emerging threat: a cyber attack.

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Cybersecurity "was the single core capability where states had made the least amount of overall progress," according to the annual National Preparedness Report released Thursday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA.
 
Less than half of state and local officials thought their cybersecurity was sufficient, according to the survey. In particular, Huffington Post reports, about two-thirds said they had not updated their cybersecurity plans in the last two years.

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