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Urgent - 'Experts' challenge mi2g Chairman's speech at Oxford University - Open Letter
Dear Sirs

We write to you from mi2g in London and would be grateful if you can
investigate the situation we are facing as a result of your groups'
recent publications. Hundreds of your readers have repeatedly brought
the following to our attention and we are concerned to read the
articles, which have been authored by your colleagues Dan Ilett and Will
Sturgeon, because they are factually incorrect and therefore present the
wrong picture:

1. Clarke joins latest cyberterror debate -,39020375,39187582,00.htm

2. Cyberterror threats dismissed -,39020330,39187414,00.htm (Originally published

These articles, appear to be responding to the speech made by our
Chairman yesterday at the OII, University of Oxford -

With respect, we are concerned that we have not been asked to make a
comment at all in regard to the originally published articles, which
amounts to firing a gun, that discredits us and challenges our
reputation, on the shoulder of 'eminent' personalities. Those 'expert'
personalities, such as Richard Clarke, also appear not to have read DK
Matai's speech and have made factually incorrect statements as a result.
We feel that in the absence of a balanced analysis of the speech,
rampant errors and omissions in your analyses, your articles may be
mis-informing your readers in a serious way.

For the record, the following facts in regard to our Chairman's speech
are worth noting and should be brought to the attention of your readers

1. May we respectfully point out that the World Security Organisation
(WSO) being proposed is an international body dealing with organised
crime and terrorism in all five dimensions - cyberspace, outer space,
sky, sea and land. It seems that your colleagues have not presented a
balanced point of view by simply focussing on cyber terror and then
identifying rival experts to seek their mis-informed opinions. With
respect, those experts appear not to have read the speech by DK Matai
otherwise they would note that the thrust of the speech even in the
cyber dimension is in regard to organised crime.

2. The words "cyber terrorism" are mentioned only once in the speech
and not in the skewed context of your articles. The title of the speech
refers to the way in which the Internet provides the glue for
trans-national organised crime, terrorism and affects domestic as well
as international security issues. We are concerned to note that your
colleagues do not appear to understand the holistic views on security
which are being presented. We would urge your readers to make up their
own mind after reading DK Matai's speech which can be obtained free of
charge from the mi2g web site.

3. The speech was reviewed by over 117 senior professionals in the
banking, insurance, reinsurance, government, intelligence, defence,
diplomatic, legal and academic arena for which we are grateful. Thought
provoking and diverse views have been received from professionals based
in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia,
Singapore, Switzerland, UK and USA. Many have chosen to remain
anonymous and 26 reviewers have their names listed on the last page.

4. In regard to mi2g's cyber terror views: Far from engaging in
hyperbole, we feel that our point of view is balanced and realistic
based on the evidence we have garnered. Your readers can make up their
own mind by reading: "How real is the threat of cyber terrorism?" This
is a free article and it can be accessed from here:

5. If you were to circulate copies of the speech to all your quoted
'experts' and then seek their opinions without prejudice, you may be
surprised to note that they might agree with many aspects of the
speech's contents and final conclusions. We are of course delighted to
have critical dialogue that delves deeper into dealing with the complex
threats we are all facing.

6. We seek your kind redressal to ensure that a balanced perspective is
put forward to your readers. For example, His Royal Highness Crown
Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, of Saudi Arabia, has called for a global
counter-terrorism centre similar to the World Security Organisation over
the weekend.

We would urge you to publish this feedback in its entirety on your
website and also on all the syndicated websites that have published your
article, because this is a very serious matter and we are not prepared
to accept blindly directed misfired criticism which damages our

Best wishes and we remain, Sirs

Yours sincerely

The mi2g Intelligence Unit

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