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Bush uninterested in cyber security
Counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke claims
US counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke has blasted President George W. Bush's lack of interest in enhancing the nation's cyber security.
According to Information Week, Clarke said that the global economy could be shut down by hackers because the foundation of cyberspace had not changed.
Bush cut funding for Internet security research and ignored a prepared cyber-security plan, Clarke said. Clarke handed Bush the plan in the Oval office and he signed it, but I don't think he ever read it.
He said that the Bush administration, financial institutions and much of the United States "don't get it" when it comes to cyber security, according to Clarke.