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CYBERSECURITY EXPLODING TO FOREFRONT AHEAD OF CAMBRIDGE SUMMIT

By Michael P. Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 13, 2017.....The credit reporting firm Equifax gets hacked with criminals gaining access to the personal information of 143 million people for more than two months, drawing the ire of Americans and a lawsuit from Attorney General Maura Healey.

Symantec, the global cybersecurity firm, says the energy sector in the U.S. and Europe is being targeted by a new wave of attempted cyberattacks. Local grid operators decline to comment. Days later, Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces legislation requiring the Department of Defense to issue a report on significant security risks to the national electric grid and the effects of those risks on military readiness.

In Massachusetts, the first new Cabinet secretariat in years is being assembled, anchored around technology and, you guessed it, cybersecurity.


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