IT Security is National Security -- But You're Not Alone
Network World, By Stephen Lawson
Managing the danger of cyberattacks has to involve all parts of an
enterprise, speakers tell a Kaspersky conference.
National security may be at stake as private businesses try to manage a
growing number of cyberthreats, but IT professionals shouldn't have to bear
that burden alone.
That was one of the messages from a conference earlier this week where
threat experts from Kaspersky Lab shared the stage with corporate security
chiefs and the former U.S. secretary of homeland security. There were also a
few tips for facing up to the problem.
"If the private sector goes down, and critical infrastructure,
[then] more often than not ... you have national security at risk as
well," said Tom Ridge, who led the new Department of Homeland Security in
the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Because government relies so
much on critical infrastructure such as power grids, communications networks
and transportation, and because of the way malware spreads, the line between
attacks against states and attacks against companies is blurry. Read more.