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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota held a first-of-its-kind cyber security summit Monday morning.

The meeting focused on an overall national strategy on cyber security after it’s been seen that businesses across the U.S. are facing a rising number of cyber break-ins.

Leaders from the government, along with business and non-profit organizations discussed online security issues.

Just last week, a senior Homeland Security official said crucial U.S. industries and utilities face an increasing number of cyber break-ins. There have been seven major cyber attacks already this year compared to six all of last year.

Officials said more needs to be done to protect the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vulnerable infrastructure.

The U of M’s College of Science and Engineering hosted the event which started at Coffman Memorial Union around 7:30 a.m.

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