America’s secret weapon against cyber attacks: U.S. veterans?


As we come off of a Memorial Day holiday weekend, Americans reflect with gratitude on the countless times our veterans have stood firm in the face of danger. We appreciate the valor, strength, and sacrifice our troops show in facing down enemies at home and abroad. We thank our men and women in uniform for preserving liberty and freedom for the millions within our own shores, and for billions across the globe.

But as we honored the most sacred of holidays, a new threat lurks, one for which our veterans again offer the best hope of crafting an adequate defense: cyber security.

It is no longer science fiction or the preserve of Hollywood to envision cyber attacks damaging our nation’s critical infrastructure. Recent events demonstrate the vulnerability of our air traffic control systems, power grids, industrial controls and financial networks to web-based warfare. Just as the threat posed by cyber…

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