Sharing seen as critical for security

Friday, 10 May 2002, 1:30 AM EST

The private sector manages more than 85 percent of the nation's critical infrastructure and must therefore collaborate with the government to protect those resources, according to government and industry leaders speaking at a May 8 Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.

But such collaboration requires an environment conducive to companies voluntarily sharing vital information and a cultural change on both sides that will take time, they said, leaving numerous seams open to enemy attacks in the meantime.

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