Thanksgiving dinner last November. William Marlow is just pushing back from the family table when the phone rings. One of his clients, an unnamed Midwestern financial institution, thinks it's under cyber- attack. For Marlow, the next few days are all long, filled with pizza.

Marlow is a svp at McLean, VA-based Science Applications International Corp. (SCI), which operates a computer security team headed by Marlow and Dr. Mark Rasch, formerly U.S. Attorney for Computer Crime at the Department of Justice. The team has 47 bank clients worldwide, including, they say, three of the nation's largest.

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