Friday, December 6, 2013

Manhattan Project Needed for U.S. Cybersecurity?

By Jim McFarlin

I have written here about the risks America faces from rapidly dispersing cyber threats, the powerful forces of indifference and disbelief aligned against the development of our cyber defenses, and have made an argument for US preemptive cyber strikes against those who would attack us.

On a daily basis, cyberattacks successfully remove our intellectual property and military weapons plans, disrupt banking systems operations, and repeatedly steal personal information that is supposed to be secure.

The operative question: What it will take to marshal America’s resources to push us into developing effective national cyber defense capabilities?

Will it take another 9/11?