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New attack may draw gov't intervention

Security experts warned Thursday that business executives need to take network protection more seriously before a major cyberattack results in government intervention. Although the Bush administration has indicated it doesn’t intend to dictate how companies should handle security, another Code Red or Nimda incident could change that stance, Roger Cressey, president of Good Harbor Consulting, said during a panel discussion at the RSA Conference 2003. “If we do have a major cyberincident, there will be a critical mass of pressure for regulation, and (Congress) will take out a sledgehammer when a scalpel is needed,” Cressey said. Two months ago, the Bush administration released the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, a document that mainly suggested solutions for protecting the Internet and critical infrastructure. The only mandates in the document were directed at government agencies. Full Story

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