Science & Technology
4:17 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Companies Meet To Discuss Cyber Attacks

Business leaders met in Cary today to discuss security threats to their corporate networks.

Gurnal Scott: No business is immune to cyber attacks. Several locally-based companies took part in an exercise to see how vulnerable computer systems can be. Cyber technology expert Joan Myers says breaches are expensive.

Joan Myers: It's up to a trillion dollars just last year in lost intellectual property.

And it's not just hackers. It could come through your favorite social network or someone else using your laptop. Wayne Holden, CEO of RTI International says he's learned you can't relax.

Wayne Holden: The people who are trying to get into the technology and break the technology are becoming more and more sophisticated

Congress is considering a Homeland Security bill with 300 million dollars in it to thwart cyber attacks.