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More Talk, Little Action in War on Cyber Terrorism

At a time when war in Iraq has heightened fears of terrorism, the technology industry is not moving quickly enough to guard against intrusions from hackers, identity thieves and more concerted attacks by rogue governments, computer experts said Tuesday. “It’s an issue that we don’t think is getting enough attention,” Art Coviello, president of RSA Security Inc RSAS.O , told a press conference at the 10th annual security conference organized by his company here. Howard Schmidt, the White House cyber security adviser who is working with the technology industry to improve security, told the news conference that work to date had been strong on new ideas to improve security, but slow to execute. “We’ve had a lot of discussion over the role of the private sector,” Schmidt said, adding, “we’re definitely a work in progress.” Despite repeated warnings of rogue nations preparing for cyber-attacks that could cripple vital computer-run U.S. infrastructure, no such attacks are known to have occurred to date. Full Story

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