“At home, the National Guard is summoned during natural disasters and civil unrest. Overseas, it complements the active duty military. Now, the nation’s governors want to mobilize the Guard to take on a new threat: cyberattacks.
Terrorists could endanger thousands or even millions of Americans by crippling the computer infrastructure of water utilities or the electrical grid. Meanwhile, criminals are anxious to get their hands on the financial, medical and other personal data states hold in their electronic records.”