In a Feb. 23 hearing, industry experts told Congress that the federal government must take a more active role in securing the internet, reports the Associated Press—arguing that as businesses and governments rely more on cyberspace, the prospect of a serious attack grows. Comparing the digital age to the dawn of automobiles, analysts said more government regulations might be the only way to force the public and private sectors to adequately counter cyber threats. They compared the need for new oversight to regulations for seat belts and safety equipment that made the highways safer. At stake is the need to...

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