CYBER SECURITY: ARE ECONOMIC INCENTIVES ADEQUATE?

SCOTT DYNES, ERIC GOETZ, MICHAEL FREEMAN |

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Critical infrastructures are vulnerable to cyber incidents. According to one study, thirty hackers with a budget of $10 million “could bring the United States to its knees. [Terrorists] are now powerful enough to destabilize and eventually destroy targeted states and societies” [8]. In a government exercise, simulated hackers took control of power grids and 911 systems in nine U.S. cities [12]. The Washington Post reported that “U.S. analysts believe that by disabling or taking command of the floodgates in a dam or of substations handling 300,000 volts of electric power, an intruder could use virtual tools to destroy real world lives and property” [6]

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