Navy secretary gets a cyber jolt

Anyone who was around for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will remember the statement then-White House Chief of Staff Andy Card whispered into President George W. Bush’s ear as the commander in chief read a story to children in a Florida elementary school: “Mr. President, American is under attack.”

The hijackings of the four airliners made it pretty clear something bad was going on. The question is how the country would deal with it.

In January the 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment from the intelligence community discussed the ongoing cyber attacks on the U.S. The very first global threat listed is in fact the cyber threat. It cites China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. In this respect, the report reads less as news than like an additional tom-tom in the cyber threat drumbeats. The report focuses as much on the cyber-hosted propaganda campaign as on the campaign to steal military

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