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Protecting America’s critical infrastructure must remain a priority

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Arthur Morgan
Dec 12, 2016 05:35
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Charles L. Chuck Harrington is chairman and CEO of Parsons, a Pasadena-based technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical and professional services industries.

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The months leading up to Election Day exposed major vulnerabilities we face in today s increasingly digital world.

It s now more clear than ever that America s dependence on technology and web-based communication has forever changed the way government functions at every level.

But it s not only our country s highly sensitive — and sometimes top-secret — data and intellectual property that government officials need to keep secure; America s access to drinking water, electricity, transportation networks and countless other types of critical infrastructure are significantly at risk from cyberattacks.

This means traffic-control centers, electric grids, water-treatment facilities and a slew of other vital resources are oftentimes ill-equipped to handle the growing threat of cyberattacks.

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