We must make cyber security a top priority because our rivals are investing huge amounts of money building up a cyber army capable of crippling our networks, stealing our trade secrets, and compromising our financial system, democratic institutions, and military effectiveness.
The Russians have already penetrated not only our political system but also our infrastructure. If we are not vigilant, they may soon have the power to shutdown our electric grid, hack our stock market, and penetrate our defense systems.
The North Koreans have used advanced cyber hacking to steal billions to prop up their despotic regime, while China has stolen trade secrets from some of our largest companies.
If we want to win the wars of the future, we need to radically improve our cyber security. We cannot get distracted fighting yesterday’s battles, while leaving America completely vulnerable to what’s coming next.
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