WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Moran Stresses Cyber Security

Play associated audio
Rep. Jim Moran says the U.S. should put more money into cyber security. 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/genocideintervention/1287467340/
Rep. Jim Moran says the U.S. should put more money into cyber security. 

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) says the U.S. should put more money into cyber security.

The 9/11 attacks were a wakeup call for the nation, but Moran says there's still progress to be made.

"We are only slowly learning the lesson that we need to be proactive and not so reactive," he says.

After the attacks, Congress pumped billions of dollars into physical security measures, but Moran says a future attack may come from hackers who attack the nation's cyber infrastructure.

"Which is probably where we ought to be focusing our resources," Moran says. "We need to get ahead of the curve and not behind it, which is what we normally do."

Experts say a successful cyber attack could be devastating to the nation's economy.

 

NPR

'Listen To Me Marlon' Explores Brando's Life In His Own Words

The documentary, Listen to Me Marlon, tells the story of legendary actor Marlon Brando through hours of personal audio recordings. NPR's Melissa Block talks to director Stevan Riley about the film.
NPR

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Uganda chimps have found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
NPR

U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about creating a peace process in Syria. He says there is a new "sense of urgency" by many parties to end the conflict.
NPR

Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.