America’s next war may be fought online, and we’re underprepared

America’s next war may be fought online, and we’re underprepared

The United States is frighteningly unprepared for modern-day cyber warfare. While we focus on hot button security risks such as ISIS and domestic terrorism, we let the overwhelming threat of cyberwarfare remain a lesser priority. That’s a mistake. While cyber threats may pose less of an immediately visible impact, they are a severe long-term threat.

As the new presidential administration prepares to take office and explores ways to bolster our nation’s defenses, cybersecurity should be a top priority. If the U.S. doesn’t soon make a serious effort to increase our capabilities on the cyber-battlefield — both offensive and defensive — we may be too late.

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