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“…there will be a catastrophic attack on the United States within the next 12 months”. Are you ready?!

December 6, 2011

Vendors, particularly those working in the security space, are often criticized for what many see as spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt [otherwise known as FUD] as a marketing tactic – using the prospect of a terrible event as a lever to persuade organizations they need a product or service.  But, when somebody like Rep “Dutch” Ruppersberger, a member of the House Intelligence Committee says it, surely everybody should take notice?

We’ll let you judge for your selves… here’s video from an event organized by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association [NCTA] last week, entitled Protecting American Innovation in Cyberspace, at which Rep Ruppersberger states that he, and many of the countries most senior officials, believe there will be a catastrophic attack on a US target.

You can watch the video here; it gets interesting at about 30 minutes in…

Protecting American Innovation in Cyberspace

*Copyright NCTA 2011

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 6, 2011 8:28 pm

    Cynics call it paranoia… until they get hit too… then it’s “why didn’t somebody do something about this before now?”

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