Some cyber security experts believe hackers may have caused the massive 2003 blackout in the Northeast.Two U.S. lawmakers recently alleged that Congressional computers were targeted by someone or some group from inside China. We talk about growing concerns over cyber attacks in the public and private sectors.


  • Congressman Jim Langevin Rhode Island, D, 2nd District
  • Stephen Spoonamore cyber security consultant
  • Paul Kurtz cyber security consultant, formerly served as senior director, Office of Cyberspace Security at the National Security Council
  • Alan Paller director of research, SANS Institute.


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