How safe do you feel browsing online?
Computers run the world, but what would happen if a cyber attack pulled the plug on everything that keeps cities running?
A new Washington Post poll suggests Americans aren't concerned about cybersecurity with four out of ten people deeming a major cyber attack unlikely. It’s a different story for politicians; there’s broad based support among Republicans and Democrats for some form of government mandate to galvanize cyber security measures. These would protect crucial amenities such as banking services, power supplies and phone lines. Cyber security experts warn that Americans need to take cyber threats more seriously, before a catastrophic event occurs.
What, if any concerns do you have about cyber attacks? If the government mandates cyber security measures for business owners, how would this impact on smaller corporations? What measures do you currently take as an individual to guard against cyber invasion? Or are we worried about nothing?
Stan Stahl, President, Citadel Information Group, provides information security management to companies
Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute;
Harper was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee