While the U.S.' technology infrastructure is a potential target for cyber- terrorism, it also is one of the country's most powerful weapons against future terrorist attacks, said Stephen Rohleder, managing partner for the USA Government market unit of technology consulting firm Accenture Ltd.

In testimony before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space, Rohlender noted that security management will be important in the battle against terrorism. Investment in such technologies as high-speed networks that enable early warning systems and allow disparate agencies to communicate in real-time also are key, he stated.

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