Cybersecurity Chief Worries About Al-Qaida

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Pentagon's Cyber Command is cautioning that while al-Qaida is not capable of destructive computer attacks on the U.S., the terrorist organization could acquire that aptitude very quickly.

Army Gen. Keith Alexander said Monday in remarks at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank, that he worries that al-Qaida and other hostile groups could become viable cybersecurity threats in the future.

Alexander also argued for legislative action to clarify the roles, standards and authorities of Cyber Command and other government agencies responsible for defending the nation against infectious computer viruses or other attacks on the nation's information systems. He said it is important to do this soon because as cyberspace grows more crowded, "the probability for crisis is mounting."


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 161839915 - kktv.com/a?a=161839915