January 17th, 2012
04:49 PM ET

Shopping online more a DHS thing than NSC

Rest easy, America.
During his tenure as National Security Advisor to the President, James Jones evidently spent his time sifting through intelligence, and not surfing the Internet for good deals on stilettos or pumps.
Jones's apparent unfamiliarity about some on-line shopping sites became clear Tuesday during a panel discussion, during which Jones pontificated about how the threat of cyber attacks impacts "everything we do."
"Zappos," interjected moderator Jeanne Meserve, referring to the popular online shoe store, where hackers recently accessed information about millions of customers.
"Pardon me?" Jones said, perhaps thinking "Zappos" was code.
"Zappos," Meserve repeated.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano came to his rescue.
"We know what Zappos is. Not to worry," Napolitano said to Jones.
"We've got better intel."


Filed under: Cybersecurity • Homeland Security • Napolitano
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  1. Tom

    An executive didn't know the name of some obscure shopping site? Stop the presses, Huntsmans chief of staff hasn't heard of TigerDirect!

    January 18, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply

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