Business leaders: US not prepared for Internet outage

Monday, 26 June 2006, 1:58 AM EST

The US is unprepared to deal with a major cyber emergency. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Business Roundtable, a group of 160 CEOs from the nation's largest companies. Their concern about the issue is largely economic, since the Internet is now a key element of so much business activity. The group spent the last year looking at Internet safety and disaster recovery and concluded that a major strike (involving hackers, malicious software, natural disaster, or physical attack) on the basic fabric of the Internet could bring the US economy to a halt.

At Ars Technica.

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