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NextNine's security platform helps to reduce industrial cyber risks

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    In October 2012, then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave a speech in which he warned that the United States was facing the possibility of a “cyber Pearl Harbor” and was increasingly vulnerable to foreign computer hackers who could dismantle the nation’s power grid, transportation system, financial networks and government. According to Panetta, the nation's adversaries have been acquiring technologies that could allow an aggressor nation or extremist group to gain control of critical infrastructure. “They could derail passenger trains, or even more dangerous, derail passenger trains loaded with lethal chemicals. They could contaminate the water supply in major cities, or shut down the power grid across large parts of the country.”

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