Long Island’s business and technology leaders began an effort Tuesday to start a new industry here that would focus on protecting companies, government agencies and individuals from cyber attacks that have been increasingly causing chaos in the financial world and other industries.
More than 100 business people, educators and government officials crowded into an auditorium at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage for speeches, a panel discussion and explanations of government aid programs dealing with cyber security. The event was organized by LIFT — the Long Island Forum for Technology — and LISTnet, the private technology organization.
The keynote speaker, former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden, said that in terms of foreign cyber attacks against the U.S. government, China “is at the top of the list.”
Cyber analysts say hackers in China were responsible for two sophisticated attacks in 2010 against Google’s systems which stole some of the Internet search company’s program code.
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