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#1 Blake


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 07:51 AM

It was a lovely day for a friendly game of tic-tac-toe, but Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff insisted on playing Global Information Warfare. And the lesson of the two-day simulation, officials say, was that the only way to win is to keep playing.

Would you like to play a game?The Cyber Strategic Inquiry, held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, brought together 230 top leaders from government and the private sector for an elaborate simulation of a large-scale attack on America's information infrastructure. The simulation was run by the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in collaboration with Business Executives for National Security.

Participants were split into four teams comprising government officials, a private-sector team, a civil-society team, and a mixed-membership control group. The teams represented groups whose response in a real attack would be critical. READ MORE

#2 Jeremy


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 09:14 AM

Chertoff echoed previous remarks in which he expressed skepticism about the idea of a centralized authority or "cybersecurity czar," who would be in charge of protecting American information infrastructure, suggesting that "people ought to think very carefully before they do that."

Chertoff certainly doesnt see eye to eye with the FCC

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