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How CIOs can help fight cyberterror

Q&A: A former US intelligence officer explains why cyberterror really is a threat, and what IT departments can do to help. CIOs already feel assailed as they deal with internal and external threats to the network, but a new book due out in August outlines a broader threat to computer infrastructures, including the Internet. This book, Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism, details how cyberterrorism could occur, the global and financial implications, and the effect it could have on privacy and civil liberties. It also contains advice on how to prepare for and prevent cyberterrorism. The author, Dan Verton, is a former US intelligence officer and a senior investigative reporter at Computerworld. He won first place in this year’s Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards for his series of stories about wireless homeland security. He also maintains his own National Security Journal. Full Story

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