We must secure ourselves

Monday, 28 October 2002, 3:09 PM EST

Cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke took the right approach in September when he released the much-awaited draft of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Instead of mandating a heavy-handed set of rules for companies and private citizens, the document advocates a voluntary approach toward safeguarding the nation's Internet activities and assets. Most important, the board announced that it is soliciting public comment. We urge readers to provide input before the strategy is sent to President George W. Bush for approval later this fall.

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