Hack attacks: Who's to blame?

    Date16 Apr 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Malicious intruders, corporate espionage and uneducated employees all contribute to make "network security" almost an oxymoron in today's wired world, four security experts agreed at the RSA Data Security Conference. But the lack of security on corporate networks and the Internet . . . Malicious intruders, corporate espionage and uneducated employees all contribute to make "network security" almost an oxymoron in today's wired world, four security experts agreed at the RSA Data Security Conference. But the lack of security on corporate networks and the Internet is more the fault of the victims--and the security industry--and not the attackers, Michael Vatis, the United States' former top cybercop, said during the Wednesday panel discussion.

    "It's not just the hackers who are the threats but all of us who are part of the problem as well," said Vatis, former executive director of the federal government's National Infrastructure Protection Center.

    Vatis joined three other security experts in a 45-minute panel to discuss today's threats to network security.

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