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When former White House counterterrorism and cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke testified before the independent commission investigating the 9/11 attacks that the US government could and should have done a better job preventing the attacks, he became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. Clarke retired after the February 2003 release of the US National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, which signaled the transfer of responsibility for cybersecurity from the White House to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was still not fully operational at the time. He is now chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, a Security consulting firm. Here he shares his views about what those responsible for bettering network security are doing right - and wrong.

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Security & Privacy, IEEE  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 3 )