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Government braces for computer-terrorism attacks
Meanwhile, Marv Langston, former deputy CIO at the Defense Department, viewed today's physical terrorist attacks as an act of war and warned that they could be followed by a series of cyberattacks. Asked if the airplane attacks against the Pentagon and World Trade Center could be followed by a cyberattack, Langston answered, "I would be surprised if it was not."
Meanwhile, Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS), which operates the IT sector's Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), has placed its operations center on what it calls AlertCon 3 (the highest is AlertCon 4), "in order to focus IT security efforts on the potential for (and defense against) an Internet component to these attacks." The ISAC works in cooperation with the FBI and the NIPC in sharing information about cyberthreats.
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