So we have never been more technology advanced. And at the same time, we have never been more vulnerable.
As we all know, our cybersecurity have not kept near pace with our ever growing reliance on everything technology.
There is virtually nothing we do now-a-days that does not involve networks, chips, and bits and bytes.
If ANYTHING serious happens to cripple our technology base, we are toast!
From a crippling cyberattack that disables or hijacks our systems, steals or locks down our data, or creates massive chaotic misinformation flow to a EMP blast that simply fries all our electronic circuitry--we are at the mercy of our technology underpinnings.
Don't think it cannot happen!
Whether it's Wannacry ransonware or the Equifax breach of our privacy data or the Kaspersky Labs hidden backdoor to our top secret files or North Korea threatening to hit us with an EMP--these are just a few of the recent cyber events of 2017!
Technology is both a blessing and a curse--we have more capability, more speed, more convenience, more cost-effectiveness than ever before, but also there is greater vulnerability to complete and utter death and destruction!
This is not just a risk that life could become more difficult or inconvenient--it is literally an existential threat, but who wants to think of it that way?
People, property, and our very society is at risk when our cybersecurity is not what it must be.
It's a race of defensive against offensive capability.
And we can't just play defense, we had better actually win at this! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)