Cybersecurity confusion hampers government

Friday, 26 July 2002, 1:06 PM EST

U.S. cybersecurity policy and the protection of critical infrastructure is being hampered by a failure to communicate between the large number of federal organizations which have responsibilities in the area. Adding to the chaos are ill-defined relationships between the groups, according to a new report released Monday by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO).

"Without a strategy that identifies responsibilities and relationships for all cyber [critical infrastructure protection] efforts, our nation risks not having the appropriate structure to deal with the growing threat of computer-based attacks on its critical infrastructures," the report concluded.

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