Could hackers have disrupted HealthCare.gov’s opening week, when 3.72 million visitors were attempting to register?
"Possibly," says computer forensic analyst Rebecca Mercuri, PhD. The launch was ripe for attack in an atmosphere of intense social and political opposition. “But we’ll probably never know.”
Nonetheless, there’s a lesson in the importance of "cyber-securing" critical infrastructure for policymakers to take away, said Mercuri, founding president of New Jersey-based Notable Software, Inc.