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Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security

Janet Napolitano, the secretary of Homeland Security, asked senators last week to pass a cybersecurity bill.

Credit: Luke Sharrett for The New York Times

During the five-month period between October and February, there were 86 reported attacks on computer systems in the United States that control critical infrastructure, factories, and databases, according to the Department of Homeland Security, compared with 11 over the same period a year ago.

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