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Energy Infrastructure Lacks Advanced Defense From Cyber Attacks

A majority of energy and utility companies don’t use “state-of-the art” technology to defend their networks and are exposing critical infrastructure to sophisticated cyber attacks, according to an industry survey.

Sixty-seven percent of information-technology professionals surveyed said their organizations had not deployed the best-available security to guard against hackers and Internet viruses, according to a report released today by Ponemon Institute LLC, an information-security research group.