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What are the biggest challenges facing the government in the cybersecurity arena for 2008 and beyond?

On the one hand, the internet and global networks help us on many levels. Technology enhances our ability to perform missions, do business with one another, even interact on a personal level. Yet cyber crime and cyber terrorism are a growing threat, and have been for years. Former deputy secretary of defense John Hamre said in 1997, “We're facing the possibility of an electronic Pearl Harbor.” But it’s only in the past few years that the government has put someone in charge of securing defense information networks. As cybersecurity increases to emerge as a critical mission area, new opportunities and challenges will arise for those working in this field.