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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".
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.