Cyber security could be up to bosses

Monday, 19 April 2004, 10:23 AM EST

Chief executive officers of U.S. corporations and their boards of directors should assume direct responsibility for securing their computer networks from worms, viruses and other attacks, an industry task force working with the federal government said.

The group stopped short of urging legislation to require chief executives to certify their companies' cyber-security measures, as they are now required to do for financial statements after numerous accounting scandals. But in its report, the group said cyber-security should be taken just as seriously by top management.

At Florida Today.

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