Most people recognize the need for [ the NIPC ] , said Kathy Fithen , a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New_York
.It's important for both [ industry and the government ] to find a way to share information. But Fithen , the former head of the CERT Coordination Center
at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh
, said the two sides still appear to be struggling with how to do that effectively..
The FBI disclosed it has launched investigations into 40 alleged hacking incidents by crime syndicates in Russia and Ukraine that are believed to have stolen more than 1 million credit card numbers from e-commerce and online finance Web sites in the U.S. The affected sites are powered by Windows NT servers , and FBI officials said companies have failed to heed earlier warnings about the need to patch several known security holes in the Microsoft Corp. software.