We've poured billions of dollars in the war against terror. But according to James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, the country now has a newer, bigger enemy: cyber attacks.
Clapper, appearing before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing yesterday, said he only saw a "remote chance" of such an attack taking place. But if and when it happens, the impact would be great. It could mean "long-term, wide-scale disruption of services, such as a regional power outage," according to Clapper. This is the first time the spy agency has upgraded cyber attacks as a top security concern.
Are cyber-attacks a bigger threat than Al-Qaida? What is the U.S. doing to protect important infrastructure? What can we do to protect ourselves?
Dave McIntyre, Director of Homeland Security program at the National Graduate School