The Perfect Weapon
September 28, 2019 – The versatility and anonymity of cyberweaponry causes it to be considered, as The New York Times correspondent David Sanger characterizes it, ‘The Perfect Weapon.’ Whether it was the Russian interference of the 2016 elections or the devastating North Korean hacking of Sony Pictures in 2014, the United States has faced cybersecurity failures time and time again, both in the public and private domains. Sun Tzu recommends, “If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him.” The question remains, then: Is the United States prepared to defend its government and people from the surging threat of cyberwar?
Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer, State of Connecticut
National Security Correspondent and Senior Writer, The New York Times