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NCS 11/15/11

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House lawmakers on Tuesday are slated to mull updating a 1986 anti-hacking law that even ideological opponents agree criminalizes innocent Web surfing. However, when a Senate panel discussed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in September, Justice Department officials argued that changing the penalties could let legitimate bad guys off the hook.

The cost of securing smart grids around the country is expected to skyrocket in just a few years.  A report that came out this week titled “Smart Grid Security” found that $590 million dollars was spent on smart grid security in 2010.  That number expected to jump to $2 billion dollars by 2016.

According to AVG, the average 11-year-old child has "adult skills when it comes to technology." In other words, they can perform any task that an adult can when it comes to surfing the Web, getting a gadget to work, or solving complex computer issues.