US announces new cyber security program called 'Perfect Citizen'

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Washington, July 14 (ANI): The NSA's new cyber-security program, Perfect Citizen, will monitor nuclear power plants, train stations, and the electric power grid to safeguard against cyber-assaults.

The new program is intended to monitor cyber-terrorist threats and "would rely on a set of sensors deployed in computer networks for critical infrastructure that would be triggered by unusual activity suggesting an impending cyber attack."

According to Fox News, Raytheon was awarded a 100 million dollar contract to develop Perfect Citizen.

Perfect Citizen will analyze attack vectors and plug any security holes.

Experts claim the new program is just a stopgap measure -- a band-aid on an old wound. (ANI)

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