The Israel-Hamas conflict has created a new spawning ground for terrorists intent on attacking America. Washington will need to spend more time thinking about the security of its critical infrastructure. One cluster of activity deserving special attention is the servers, data centers and communications links supporting the internet. When the 9/11 attacks occurred, America’s internet-driven economy had barely begun to emerge. Today, virtually every facet of commerce and culture depends on internet access. Google’s layered and multifaceted security practices offer useful insight into how U.S. internet infrastructure should be secured. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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