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Digital Terrorism: Holes in the Firewall?

Plugging cyber security holes isn't as easy as everyone wants to think.
Fortnightly Magazine - March 15 2002

do something." She rejects the notion that deregulation-and increased competition-means that security will be relegated to the back burner.

Alliant's Davis says that it is up to industry to protect itself. In a speech last March, he issued a warning that seems hauntingly prescient now: "The government cannot save us from cyber hackers. Our federal laws can't protect us from such attacks, because cyber terrorism can start from any country in the world. It has no boundaries. It is a global issue, and no one entity in the U.S., or in the world, can really protect us. We must take aggressive action to save ourselves."

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