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November 21st, 2011
09:32 AM ET

Feds investigating Illinois water pump failure as possible cyber attack

A federal investigation is now underway into an alleged cyber attack that may have caused the public water system in Springfield, Illinois to break down. Although no definite conclusions have been reached, there are reports that the computer that hacked the utility may have been traced to Russia.

Carol Costello speaks to Dave Aitel, president and CEO of software security firm Immunity, to discuss just how vulnerable our our nation's utilities are to cyber attacks.

Filed under: National security
September 9th, 2011
12:07 PM ET

9/11 legacy: Unprecedented growth in the private security industry

Did you know that post-9/11, seven of the 10 wealthiest communities in America house people who are employed, not in the federal government, but in the "private security" industry?

Ten years after the attacks of Sept 11, 2001, one of the biggest changes the nation experienced is to the nation's security measures, both at home and abroad.

The Washington Post's Dana Priest believes that more has been spent in national security measures than physical wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Listen to her CNN podcast interview here.

Filed under: 9/11 • National security