Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Fighting Hackers, Viruses, Bureaucracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Search the exact phrase "National Computer Security Survey" on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Web site, and you won't find a thing.

That's surprising, because the Department of Homeland Security is a co-sponsor of a study titled "National Computer Security Survey." At the end of next month, it will be sent by Rand to thousands of businesses in 37 sectors. A DHS rep says there are no plans to issue a press release on the subject until after the survey is completed.

Who's more interested in getting the word out now? Lobbyists. "This is a pretty important survey," explains Paul Kurtz, executive director of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance.

Full story at Forbes.com