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'Cyber 9/11' risk warning

A cyber “September 11” has been predicted by Mike McConnell, a former director of the US National Security Agency. McConnell has warned that an attack on information infrastructure – with an impact equivalent to the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York – will happen, owing to neglect of the country’s critical networks. McConnell’s comments follow a recent warning by US cyber-security expert Richard Clarke that the new Department of Homeland Security lacks resources and expertise to fight cyber terrorism. McConnell, who is vice-president and director of management consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton’s Infrastructure Assurance Centre of Excellence, said that both the US and Australia have neglected their critical information infrastructure. Full Story

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