Computer experts say many of the country’s most important computer networks are vulnerable to an “information warfare” attack. The federal government wants to implement “Fidnet,” a Federal intrusion detection network, to detect sabotage, but civil liberties experts say Fidnet sacrifices Americans’ privacy. Other critics say it would be more effective to let the private sector develop its own protections. A panel talks about the threat of an “electronic Waterloo” and how Fidnet would work.


  • Richard Clarke Former counterterrorism official, currently a consultant for ABC News, adjunct faculty member at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and author of "Against All Enemies" and "The Scorpion's Gate."
  • James Woolsey Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Elizabeth Rindskopf American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security
  • James Dempsey Center for Democracy and Technology


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