Bush wants IT security left to private sector

Bush wants IT security left to private sector

John Tritak

President Bush understands the need for government to support industry in securing the nation's information infrastructure, said John Tritak, director of the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office.

'From what I've seen so far, we're going to get that in spades,' Tritak said this month at the Global Internet Summit at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

The growing reliance on commercial infrastructures leaves the government unable to secure its systems or guarantee public safety all by itself, Tritak said.

'We want to encourage market solutions as much as possible,' he said. 'Only when the market is likely to fail should the government step in.'

'W. Jackson

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