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Re: Cyberattacks Could Wreak Widespread Havoc by 2025
Posted by: John P. Mello Jr. 2014-11-21 08:54:50
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The Pew Research Center last week released a report suggesting that cyberattacks in the next 10 years might cause major destruction of human lives and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. However, the situation might not be as overwhelming as the raw numbers indicate, according to one of the report's authors, Janna Quitney Anderson, director of the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University. In addition to answering "yes" or "no" to the cyberattack question, survey respondents were asked to offer reasons for their answers.

Re: Cyberattacks Could Wreak Widespread Havoc by 2025
Posted by: GeorgeVreelandHill 2014-11-21 09:07:34 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
Anything useful will ultimately wind up in the hands of those who seek destruction.

George Vreeland Hill
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What was your initial reaction to news of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack?
It demonstrates that all critical infrastructure sectors are at high risk of disruption by cybercriminals.
Everyone will be paying for this attack in the form of higher energy costs.
Governments need to work more closely with private industries to protect networks for the sake of public safety.
It's a global problem. An international alliance must be formed to hold the perpetrators accountable and prevent future attacks.