Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Leading Cyber Official Says "Yes" We are At A Great Disadvantage for a Cyber Attack

Admiral J. Michael McConnell, the former Director of National Intelligence now at Booz Allen Hamilton was interviewed recently by Forbes.

He indicated that a cyber attack is inevitable.

When he was asked, "Are we at a greater disadvantage than any of our adversaries?" He answered, "
Yes, and there’s a very simple reason:  We’re more vulnerable because we’re more dependent [on technology]."

Mr. McConnell said change will only come about through dialogue otherwise it will happen after a catastrophe.

Mr. McConnell noted that intellectual capital is also at risk, not just information and money.

"Former Intelligence Chief Says A Cyber Attack Is Inevitable", Brian Wingfield, Business in the Beltway - Forbes Blog, November 23, 2010.

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