Wed like to think theyre invincible, but Americas power stations, water supplies, financial systems, and military
communications are all vulnerable to attack. And the most pressing threat isnt from bombs or other physical dangers –
its from computer hacking.
What can be done to protect our infrastructure and prevent a devastating digital assault? To find out, this CNBC
Original documentary goes to the front lines of the war on cybercrime and cyberterrorism.
Overviewing the tools, personnel, and agencies which the U.S. government has put in place to patrol the
high-tech landscape, the program identifies some of the issues these entities must address – like the fact that
computer components are often made in countries potentially hostile to America.
Another chilling reality: large-scale attacks against governments are not only likely; they have already occurred,
as security breaches in Estonia and Iran make clear.
Viewing time: 44 minutes. In English, with English-language subtitles. 2011.
to view a video clip.