White House stressing unorthodox in IT security fight

Tuesday, 11 June 2002, 10:51 AM EST

Richard Clarke, the president's special adviser for cyberspace security, said unorthodox approaches may be needed to get the attention of companies that own and operate the infrastructure of the Internet yet do not respond to the administration's self-regulatory, hands-off approach to cybersecurity.

The administration has been talking to insurance firms about the idea of writing cybersecurity insurance for companies, Clarke said, offering an example of one carrot-and-stick approach.

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