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By Dennis Fisher  |  Posted 2003-04-15 Print this article Print

During the TechNet press conference here at the RSA Conference, Howard Schmidt, special adviser to the president for cyberspace security, said that he believes both the private sector and the government are making progress on security. However, he said there is still quite a bit of work to be done. "People are being more diligent with patches and with their configurations," Schmidt said. "Clearly, time is of the essence. Its taken us a couple or three years to get security into the higher ether of the boardroom."
Schmidt also said that none of the major network calamities that government experts feared might arise during the war on Iraq ever materialized.
"I think weve done a tremendous job thus far on that," he said. "Fortunately we havent seen some of the things that we thought we might see coming out of that." Latest News From RSA Conference:
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