Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Chertoff Wants 'Insider' Threats Studied

Dan Caterinicchia writes on Businessweek.com:

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Tuesday asked business leaders to assess the potential conflict between national security demands and employee privacy laws regarding risks to the nation's critical infrastructure, such as water, energy and other utilities.

"It's something businesses must reflect upon and strike the right balance between security with respect to their work force and the privacy workers expect," Chertoff told The Associated Press following remarks to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. The council is a group of private sector executives and state and local government leaders who meet four times a year to provide the White House with advice about keeping important networks secure.

The private sector controls about 85 percent of the nation's water, energy, transportation and other critical facilities.

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