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While this is one of the most advanced and largest hacks of the federal government on record, cyberattacks against governments and businesses of all sizes occur every day.

Art House, who has served as the chief cybersecurity risk officer for the state of Connecticut and also served as a White House fellow on the National Security Council, believes Connecticut is better positioned to protect itself compared to many other states. But he said there are still concerns over major threats to the state’s various critical systems.

Adam Chiara is an associate professor of communication at the University of Hartford and a multimedia storyteller.