May 29, 2001

Cyber-security help wanted

Author: JT Smith

ComputerUser: "The administration's top security coordinator Richard Clarke once warned that the United States could face an "electronic
Pearl Harbor" if the nation's electronic defenses were not strengthened. He painted an equally gloomy picture earlier this
week.

The increasing sophistication of electronic attackers, coupled with growing U.S. reliance on Web-based systems has created a
very dangerous environment, Clarke said at the Global Internet Project, a gathering of high-tech executives. Clarke is the
Bush Administration's national coordinator for security, infrastructure Protection, and counter-terrorism."

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