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Cyber Security: We Need a Better Plan to Deter Hacker Attacks, Says U.S.

The U.S. needs to fundamentally rethink its strategies for stopping cyber attacks and should develop a tailored approach to deterring each of its key adversaries, according to a new government report.

The report published by the U.S. State Department — like a recent paper on botnets — comes in response to an executive order signed by President Trump last year, which called for a report “on the nation’s strategic options for deterring adversaries and better protecting the American people from cyber threats.”

The report said that while the U.S. has become dependent upon sophisticated networked information systems, its rivals have been learning to exploit that dependence to “steal from Americans, disrupt their lives, and create insecurity domestically and instability internationally.”

Read more at ZDNet.

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