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Should the United States Plan for a Smarter Defense Against Cyber-Villains

The threats from cyberspace grow more powerful and pernicious. Companies like Sony Corporation, Google Inc., and Lockheed Martin have admitted startling security lapses. The International Monetary Fund, last month suffered a breach leading to the loss of highly sensitive data. The United States Congress and executive branch agencies face approximately 2 billion attacks in cyberspace per month in 2010.