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In Cyberspace They Can’t Hear You Scream

What would happen if well-organised hackers—criminal syndicates, agents of hostile nation-states or terrorists—disabled the computer networks that sustain the critical infrastructure of modern societies?

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Cybergeddon: How to Crash a Civilization

Since the all out attack on Estonia last year, the threat of cyberwar has been reevaluated. Now it's considered a real possibility in terms of major attacks on whole nations. The NSA and other security organizations are looking at actual scenarios. 

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Without Solid Infrastructure, a State is Stuck

Transportation infrastructure is critically important to our country and to Minnesota. As tragic as the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge was, it has brought national attention to an issue that has been neglected too long—our nation's aging and antiquated transportation infrastructure. 

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Changes are Needed in Railway Rules

In a recent opinion column, The Advertiser looked at changes in railway-system rules that have resulted in a major reduction of the number of railway companies and made them exempt from anti-trust laws. The Surface Transportation Board, which replaced the Interstate Commerce Commission, created rules that strongly favor the railway companies.

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Scientists Channel Lightning with Ground Based Lasers

Harnessing lightning strikes has been a fascination since Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous kite experiments. Strikes have been deliberately conducted to the ground by rockets spooling long wires behind them, but that technique has only been successful about 50 percent of the time. Now a team of European scientists has triggered lightning strikes with ground-based lasers.

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Roadmap to Water Security Control Systems Introduced

Water utilities are better positioned to protect themselves against cyber attacks or accidental cyber events following the introduction of the "Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Water Sector," a project sponsored by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Department of Homeland Security. Keep Reading

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