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Homeland chief urges firms to bolster cybersecurity

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge underscored to technology leaders Tuesday evening that the private sector should be worried about computer attacks and must do more to secure their networks. At a speech before the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Ridge cited a poll showing that 90 percent of CEOs do not think their companies are a target for terrorist attacks, and he expressed concern that companies may not be vigilant enough in trying to prevent hackings or other types of cyber attacks. “If you don’t think you’re a target, it’s very unlikely you’re going to do anything about it,” Ridge said. “That’s very disquieting. It’s not just the physical destruction of your capacity … that you need to be worried about. Given the interdependency of the cyber and physical capacity that you have, you need to be just as worried, or maybe even more worried, about somebody hacking into your system.” Full Story

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