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Cybersecurity group: Everyone has a role to play

Group says there is no silver bullet fix to cybersecurity problems. A group of cybersecurity vendors, consumer groups, trade associations and e-commerce companies launched Americans for a Secure Internet (ASI) in Washington, D.C., Thursday, with members calling for all Internet users to educate themselves on cybersecurity issues. ASI, whose members include eBay Inc., Internet Security Systems Inc. and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), launched a Web site intended to educate users of all levels on cybersecurity issues: http://www.protectingthenet.com/. ASI called on a number of groups to take action on cybersecurity. Cybersecurity problems that need to be addressed range from Internet user behavior and habits to computer and networking hardware, members said. “We have been playing a kind of technology blame game here in town, or searching for a silver bullet,” said Tom Santaniello, manager of U.S. public policy for CompTIA. “The mindset up until now is we can purchase an IT security solution off the shelf.” Full Story

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