Cyberdefenses Not Ready To Handle 'Electronic Pearl Harbor,' Experts Say -- Stars and Stripes
NAPLES, Italy – The breach of Google’s Gmail accounts comes only a week after U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced that it had weathered a “sustained and tenacious” hack on its computer networks. Cybersecurity experts say, while such attacks are worrisome, they are not surprising and are indicative of the need to strengthen cyberdefenses, particularly in private-sector businesses that have access to sensitive information.
Lockheed does a lot of business with the Pentagon, building missile defense components, fighter jets and a bevy of other products that led to sales of $45 billion in 2010 alone.
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