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Disaster scenario reveals private-sector misperceptions, concerns

On the eve of military action by the U.S. and with terrorist attacks against the private sector still possible, CIOs and IT managers remain confused about the roles and missions of various organizations involved in response and recovery efforts stemming from a major disaster, according to former CIOs and experts. In a Computerworld poll taken last week, just after 158 CIOs and IT managers watched security experts role-play responses to a fictional disaster involving both physical and cyber-based attacks, 55% of respondents assigned blame for the IT disaster to the various private-sector Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC). Only 13% blamed the government for not providing more physical security or not insisting on more secure IT products, and just 12% blamed the fictional software developer whose products enabled hackers to compound the impact of the physical disaster. The role-playing and poll took place at the Computerworld Premier 100 conference. Full Story

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