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Government Shutdown: Experts Fear Deep Cybersecurity Impact


Breach Preparedness , Critical Infrastructure Security , Cyberwarfare / Nation-state attacks

Government Shutdown: Experts Fear Deep Cybersecurity Impact Readiness, Morale, Investigations and Recruitment at Risk as Standoff Persists Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • January 11, 2019

There's a stark message on the front page of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's website: "NOTICE: Due to a lapse in federal funding, most of this website is not available."

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The warning points to the continuing standoff between President Donald Trump and Congress over the nearly $6 billion he wants to fund a fortified border wall with Mexico.

Trump says he won't sign a spending bill for fiscal 2019 that would reopen the government that doesn't have $5.7 billion in funding for the wall. That was one of his key campaign promises that attracted voters worried about illegal immigration.

The government shutdown, which...(continued)

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