Cyber risk ‘equals 9/11 impact’

There’s something very comforting when someone in authority starts to say what one has been saying for a while. This from BBC NEWS today…

The US homeland security chief has made a heartfelt plea to Silicon Valley workers to stand up and be counted in the fight to secure the cyber highway.

Michael Chertoff invoked the attacks of 9/11 as he sought to galvanise IT professionals and security experts.

He told the world’s biggest IT security conference that serious threats to cyberspace are on “a par this country tragically experienced on 9/11”.