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Poll: Is your country ready for a serious digital attack?

Do you believe that the relevant government agencies and private organizations in your country are doing enough to prepare for and defend against a significant digital attack?

At the RSA 2009 conference, IT security specialists and computer scientists discussed the likelihood of a major IT disaster or attack.

Do you believe that the relevant government agencies and private organizations in your country are doing enough to prepare for and defend against a significant digital attack?

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4 comments
markp24
markp24

No, Seeing that our goverment was hacked, ID theft is rampant in cooprations and goverment instutions, and end users are not educated enough not to trust every commucation they get from an unknown source(common sense).

sonicsteve
sonicsteve

The I DON'T KNOW vote. I can't say yes and I can't say no. I certainly think there is a risk for something to happen, where is the evidence that Governments either are or are not trying to do something? We know that Governments do things behind our backs all the time. At other times they get caught with the pants down. If I had to guess I'd say the getting embarrassed option is more likely to happen. Truthfully though maybe they've been thwarting potential attacks and just been telling us.

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