Cyber defense, not cyberattacks, top priority

The United States remains the country most vulnerable to a cyberattack and should concentrate more on defending its computer networks, not on launching offensive cyberattacks, said one of the nation’s top cybersecurity officials.Mike McConnell, director of National Intelligence, told a military communications conference here on Monday, that the need to conduct cyberattacks pales in comparison to the country’s responsibility for a rigorous defense of its networks that operate the banking, finance, transportation and electrical industries, which underpin the economy.

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