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Report to the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure ProtectionJames Ellis, David Fisher, Thomas Longstaff, Linda Pesante, and Richard Pethia
Abstract: This report was submitted to the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. Based on the experience of the CERT® Coordination Center, we identify threats to and vulnerabilities of the Internet and estimate the cascade effect that a successful, sustained attack on the Internet would have on the critical national infrastructures set out in Executive Order 13010. Finally, we discuss the implications for public policy and make specific recommendations.
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Prepared for presentation on the web July 1997
Copyright 1997 Carnegie Mellon University