This week the U.S. Senate will likely pass legislation that accepts significant cybersecurity risk, an issue most Americans believe is “very important” for which our top cyber commander says we are grossly unprepared. Don’t expect real reform until after America is crippled by the coming cyber “Pearl Harbor” attack.
Senior government officials warn lawmakers about the risks of a catastrophic cyber attack. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta frequently warns there is a “high” risk of a cyber “Pearl Harbor” that could cripple our electric, financial and governmental systems. He believes the “technological capability” to send our country into a cyber-induced “Pearl Harbor” is already available.