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Senate report says government is failing badly at cybersecurity


Government agencies often fail to take the most basic steps in securing data and protecting critical infrastructure, according to a Senate report published Tuesday. “Weaknesses in the federal government’s own cybersecurity have put at risk the electrical grid, our financial markets, our emergency response systems and our citizens’ personal information,” said Republican Tom Coburn. Sensitive cybersecurity plans for nuclear plants have been left unprotected on shared drives. All of the examples below were real lapses by the federal government.

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