Passcode How cyberattacks can be overlooked in America's most critical sectors

Across some of the most crucial sectors of the American economy, there's a lack of consensus of what exactly should be considered a 'cyberincident' – and whether technical mishaps, even without malicious intent, should count. That's a problem.

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The most critical sectors of the American economy were affected by 245 "cyberincidents" last year, according to the Department of Homeland Security. As high as that number seems, however, security experts caution the real number may be much higher.