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Threats to cyber security are common, an everyday part of life. But 40 years ago, the possibility of a cybersecurity breach was hardly more than a conversation. 

Whats more, our government officials ignored warnings decades prior - warnings that could have better prepared us for cyber threats of today. According to Fred Kaplan, author of "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War," the U.S. is still wandering in dark territory when it comes to our cyber defense system. 


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