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The federal government should brace itself for a cyberattack in the next 12 months, according to 49% of the IT execs responding to a survey by an anti-piracy and anti-hacking association of software vendors. The Business Software Alliance says a third of the 395 people surveyed between June 5 and June 7 say such an attack is extremely likely. And nearly six in 10 IT pros who specialize in cybersecurity say an assault on federal IT infrastructure is likely in the next year.
Other highlights from the survey: