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Richard Clarke Warns: U.S. Vulnerable to Cyber Attack (VIDEO)

by Dorsey Shaw, posted Apr 22nd 2010 3:30PM
Richard A. Clarke, the former special adviser on cybersecurity to President Bush, appeared on last night's 'Rachel Maddow Show' (weekdays, 9PM ET on MSNBC), sounding the alarm that the United States government currently does not have the capability or authority to defend the public and private sector from cyber attacks by hostile nations. Clarke warned that such attacks could be devastating, wreaking havoc on America's banking systems, e-mail providers and transportation. Richard A. Clarke, the former special adviser on cybersecurity to President Bush, appeared on last night's 'Rachel Maddow Show' (weekdays, 9PM ET on MSNBC), sounding the alarm that the U.S. government currently does not have the capability or authority to defend the public and private sectors from cyber attacks by hostile nations. Clarke warned that such attacks could be devastating, wreaking havoc on America's banking systems, e-mail providers and transportation.

According to Clarke, the federal government is really only focused on the cybersecurity of the Pentagon. Putting the hands-off policy into historical context, he argued it would have been as if, during the Cold War, the government had told industrial powerhouse U.S. Steel, "You know, the Russians have bombers. You better get some air-defense systems to protect yourself from them." Hide your laptops, people!


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