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By Rick Whitman
Special Contributor to In Homeland Security

Over the past decade, the number of security breaches seems extraordinary. Trade magazines and Congressional testimony reveal both the extent of cyber attacks and the growing concerns about both the quantity and the sensitivity of information losses. To date, these losses include personal information, business practices, trade secrets, and even government secrets.

For decades, we have heard a lot of talk from American officials, industry experts, and others about the supposed threat of a “cyber 9/11,” “cyber Pearl Harbor,” “cyber Katrina,” or even “cyber Sandy.” In short, we have been warned repeatedly that “cyber doom” is coming. Indeed, as recently as last fall, cyber doom was in the news as a result of the cyber attack on Sony.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

A woman in Kabul, falsely suspected of burning the Quran, was recently beaten to death by a crowd, run over by a pickup truck and lynched, driven away, burned and then thrown over a bridge.