Why America will never be safe from cyberattacks

The U.S. government is still managing the fallout from two separate, massive cyberattacks linked to Russian and Chinese hackers, with a White House task force meeting this past Monday to probe the most recent attack, which involved Microsoft’s (MSFT) e-mail software. Herb Lin said, “Nobody knows how to make a system that is usable and perfectly secure.
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It's impossible to stop all hacks, and a lack of cybersecurity experts isn't helping

The U.S. government is still managing the fallout from two separate, massive cyberattacks linked to Russian and Chinese hackers, with a White House task force meeting this past Monday to probe the most recent attack, which involved Microsoft’s (MSFT) e-mail software.

On Thursday, the Senate’s homeland security committee will hold a hearing to probe the other attack, which exploited a vulnerability in a software company called SolarWinds (SWI) in one of history’s most far-reaching cyberattacks on governments and private companies.

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