Cyber attack that wasn't and one that was offer lessons

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 7:35pm EST

Vance Taylor, Catalyst Partners

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Federal officials have ruled out a cyber attack as the cause of a water pump failure in Illinois.

But, a water system in South Houston was the victim of a real cyber attack.

These two cases highlight the real threat that cyber attacks can have, Vance Taylor, a partner Catalyst said. He penned a blog post on SecurityDebrief.com calling the Houston attack a "stark reminder."

Taylor joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the both the actual cyber attack and the other purported one.

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