Is it going to take a cyber Pearl Harbor or a cyber 9/11—where the energy grid, water system, banks, and hospitals are attacked simultaneously—for the United States to develop a cohesive strategy to thwart cyberattacks?
The Mueller Report detailed how Russian military intelligence, “hacked computers belonging to state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and U.S. companies that supplied software and other technology related to the administration of U.S. elections.”1 Also, the Wall Street Journal reported last month that a U.S. Navy internal report described the Navy and its contractors as “under cyber siege” by global competitors and adversaries. These actors include Chinese government hackers and others who have exploited critical flaws in U.S. cybersecurity.
It’s not just the military and the federal government who are under cyber siege, but all Americans.
1. Mueller Report, Volume 1, p.37.