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Executives Advised to Take Role in Internet Security
The guide, to be released today by the Internet Security Alliance, recommends that executives adopt 10 key practices in order to protect their organizations' vulnerable networks and content.
The Arlington-based alliance is the joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, the institute's CERT Coordination Center and the Electronics Industries Alliance.
"We've been dealing over the years with a lot of security incidents, and typically we get the reports from the technical people, not the executives. Often they feel they are not getting the support that they need from the management," said Richard D. Pethia, director of CERT, formerly known as the Computer Emergency Response Team.
"There has been an attitude across government and management that this is a technical issue and technicians should be able to deal with it."
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