Richard Clarke points finger of blame

Thursday, 1 August 2002, 11:03 AM EST

Speaking to a thousand attendees at the annual Black Hat Security briefings here, Richard Clarke identified five specific groups responsible for the vulnerability and said that people who can secure the Internet must step up to the plate.

"There are a lot of people in our country that rely on cyberspace, who are not taking responsibility for securing their part of cyberspace," he said.

The speech, which precedes the Bush administration's rollout on Sept. 18 of the national strategy for critical infrastructure protection, outlined many of the issues that Clarke and others had to consider in constructing the new strategy.

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