The most likely major cyber threat to the United States is a homeland security problem. We've had the wake-up calls. Will we be ready?
We live today in the Cyber Era. Each individual one sees on the street carries more computing and communications power than entire cities had in the past. Everything is faster, more accurate, and more flexible. Simultaneously, we have faced numerous malware intrusions, seen nations attacked, and our own infrastructure assaulted. Given this plethora of threats, how do we properly plan? The military and security communities have for years used a paradigm to determine against which of a large number of possible threats they should plan. They determine the most dangerous and most likely threats, which are seldom the same. A similar process can help us thoughtfully address cyber issues.