Press Release

Gillibrand: Terrorism Assessment Should Address Internet Vulnerabilities

Apr 30, 2009

– U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, today released the following statement in response to the State
Department’s annual Country Report on Terrorism for 2008:

report provides further evidence that increased terrorism activity in Pakistan
and Afghanistan necessitates the Obama Administration’s new focus on our
operations there.

the same time, we must realize that our military, civilian and financial
infrastructure is increasingly dependent on the Internet.  In order to stay
two steps ahead of the terrorists, we must devote more attention to exploring
our technological vulnerabilities and mounting an aggressive defense against
cyber attacks and cyber terrorism.  Additional reports to Congress should
focus on these issues.”