Cyber-related attacks (not terrorism) now the top security threat facing the United States.Submitted by go213mph on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:00
IMHO the REAL "cyber-threat" coming from the internet (and alarming TPTB) is the access that "we the people" now have to the TRUTH!
(Reuters) - Intelligence leaders said for the first time on Tuesday that cyber attacks and cyber espionage have supplanted terrorism as the top security threat facing the United States.
That stark assessment, in an annual "worldwide threat" briefing that covered concerns as diverse as North Korea's belligerence and Syria's civil war, was reinforced in remarks by the spy chiefs before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
They expressed concern that computer technology is evolving so quickly it is hard for security experts to keep up.
"In some cases, the world is applying digital technologies faster than our ability to understand the security implications and mitigate potential risks," James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, told the committee.