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Cyber risk 'equals 9/11 impact'

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:12 PM
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Cyber risk 'equals 9/11 impact'


news.bbc.co.uk

The US homeland security chief has made a heartfelt plea to Silicon Valley workers to stand up and be counted in the fight to secure the cyber highway.

Michael Chertoff invoked the attacks of 9/11 as he sought to galvanise IT professionals and security experts.

He told the world's biggest IT security conference that serious threats to cyberspace are on "a par this country tragically experienced on 9/11".

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:12 PM
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I know we need to secure our cyberspace, but why invoke
9/11? He gives me the creeps. I always feel like he's saying,
"If you don't give us what we want, we'll let another 9/11
happen one way or another. Just trust my gut feelings."

Chertoff is comparing this effort to secure the
cyber realm to a modern day Manhatten Project.

RSA: Chertoff Likens U.S. Cyber Security To 'Manhattan Project'

Chertoff likened the government's attempt to improve its cyber security to the intensive effort of the Manhattan Project that brought the atomic bomb to fruition. In January, President Bush signed an order that gave the DHS and NSA greater power overseeing government computer security. Details about what the agencies are doing remain classified.


Thoughts and comments?

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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:16 AM
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I think they need to train some interested parties in stopping cyber threats as they happen. I'd be glad to help, if they'd instruct me in the newest forms of cyber-warfare. I'd agree to a career contract with them that would entail my keeping my techniques secret, which would facilitate my helping to keep all of the internet safe from cyber-criminals.

They just don't want the help of truly interested individuals.

TheBorg



 
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