IT industry group to focus on security

IT industry group to focus on security

Nineteen hardware and software vendors and Internet providers last week announced the formation of an Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center for cybersecurity.

The IT-ISAC is the fourth ISAC'the others are in the telecommunications, banking and finance, and electric power industries.

'Ultimately, we anticipate there will be industry and government sharing of information,' former Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta said in prepared remarks. 'The industry-only ISACs are a first step.'

But Richard Clarke, former national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism, said some classified information already is being shared with industry ISACs.

'All these companies have government contracts, and there is no reason we can't provide them with this information,' Clarke said.

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