NSA chief says U.S. infrastructure highly vulnerable to cyber attack

U.S. critical infrastructure – which ranges from telecommunications to water to energy supplies – is not well prepared to handle a destructive cyber attack, the top U.S. general in charge of cybersecurity said on Wednesday.National Security Agency chief General Keith Alexander, making his first public appearance since revelations surfaced last week about U.S. telephone and internet surveillance efforts, made the comments in a statement prepared for testimony before Congress.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/12/us-usa-cybersecurity-idUKBRE95B10220130612
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/06/12/usa-cybersecurity-idINDEE95B0EL20130612Also see:NSA chief says data disrupted ‘dozens’ of plots
The US electronic spying chief has said massive surveillance programmes newly revealed by an ex-intelligence worker had disrupted dozens of terror plots.In a US Senate hearing, National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander defended the internet and telephone data snooping programmes.Also, US Secretary of State John Kerry said they showed a “delicate but vital balance” between privacy and security.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22883078

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