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'Digital Pearl Harbor' May Be No Real Threat

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Mon Dec 16 01:43:40 2002

Wall Street Journal
Boomtown by Lee Gomes
(subscription required),,SB1039990777685324633,00.html

  "As a result, homeland-security conferences, newsletters, sales offices
  and the like have become a standard part of the technology-business
  landscape. In the prototypical presentation, a salesperson describes
  some crucial part of the high-tech infrastructure -- for example, the
  router that moves messages around in a computer network -- and then
  asks, "Imagine what would happen if terrorists got their hands on THAT!"

  The better question, though, is, "How likely is it that terrorists would
  actually get their hands on that?"