Public-Private Shield Needed Against Hackers, Tom Ridge Says
The San Francisco Chronicle, By David Baker
The threat cyberwarfare poses to the American
economy demands a far more coordinated response from government and the private
sector, former Homeland SecuritySecretary Tom Ridge said Tuesday.
"Your national security and your economic
security are inextricably tied together - you cannot have one without the
other," said Ridge, speaking at the Kaspersky CyberSecurity
Summit in San Francisco.
Ridge said many corporate CEOs still don't understand the full
danger of computer attacks while the federal government remains too reluctant
to share specific information on threats. And some hackers affiliated with
foreign governments attack private companies and government
agencies alike. Read more.