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Cyberattacks have ripple effects on partners, industries

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    Cyberattacks on one organization can have ripple effects that reach far beyond it, according to a new survey of C-level executives by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based security vendor RedSeal, Inc.

    It's a similar situation to that of electric grids a few decades ago, when a problem in one section could have domino effects on electric services throughout a much wider area, said RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock.

    "Everything is interconnected," he said. "You have to worry not just about your own network, but everything connected with it."

    According to the survey, 64 percent of respondents said that a cyberattack would also affect other businesses, such as partners, vendors, customers, and other members of the supply chain.

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