"It could happen imminently.  What would [ a cyber 9-11) it look like? It could take many forms but let me just give one that may come to mind which is, what happens when the electric grid goes down.  We saw that during [hurricane] Sandy and you see how that impacts everything from the ability to heat homes to the ability to pump gasoline to the ability to have lighting at night, everything. So when we look at the nations critical infrastructure and where it is vulnerable, one of the vulnerabilities is through the cyber and the networked cyber world that we live in." 

"Our country will face a major cyber event that will have serious affects on our lives, economy and the every day functioning of our Society" 
- Janet Napolitano, Secretary DHS


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