US infrastructure vulnerable to attack

If it is left to the politicians, the door to the nation's utilities might be left open. Almost telling terrorists, like in those motel commercials, 'We'll leave the light on for you.'

If it is left to the politicians, the door to the nation's utilities might be left open. Almost telling terrorists, like in those motel commercials, "We'll leave the light on for you."

The ironic part is that a terrorist attack on the nation's infrastructure would mean those lights would go out, along with other catastrophic possibilities. A cybersecurity bill has been largely declawed by Congress, leaving a watered-downed version barely alive.

A recent survey showed that security experts have little faith that government regulation will be the answer. Critical infrastructure has been defined as natural gas, electricity, water, roads and highways, air traffic, railroads and the Internet.

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