WORCESTER — Cyberattacks are in the news, with recent headlines describing security breaches by hackers targeting State Department and White House computers, the U.S. energy grid, and major retailers.

Time magazine writes: “The Internet is a battlefield, the prize is your information, and bugs are the weapons.”

Aaron Portnoy offers a different spin.

“They say battle zone, I say playground,” said Mr. Portnoy, co-founder of Exodus Intelligence, an expert at finding security bugs that leave computer systems vulnerable to hacker attacks.

The North Brookfield native, featured in a July 21 Time cover story, addressed a dinner audience of the Worcester Economic Club on Wednesday at the College of the Holy Cross.

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Source: Telegram.com