What's the biggest security problem?

Wednesday, 16 April 2003, 12:27 PM EST

Cyberterrorism is a joke, organized crime syndicates grow their own hackers, and the greatest threat to e-commerce is a metaphorical "angry Bulgarian teenager," said security experts in a lively panel here.

The sometimes serious, sometimes riotously funny debate covered many of the most pressing computer security threats of the day. Participants were reformed former hacker Kevin Mitnick; Maryann Davidson, Oracle's chief security officer; Gregor Freund, Zone Labs' chief executive; and Jeff Moss, organizer of the Black Hat security conference.

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