“We’re in a pre-9/11 moment,” warned Mike Wallace, a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), at the White House on August 22.
Americans fear cyber attacks more than any other single national security threat, save the Islamic State, according to a recent Pew Research Center poll.
The poll, conducted internationally across 38 countries, found that on the world stage, only the threats of climate change and the Islamic State beat out the fear of cyber warfare. Cyber attacks were the top fear in Japan, and in addition to the US, were the second most feared threat in Germany and the UK, and third in France, Australia, and Brazil, among others.
On aggregate, the report found that cyber threats are the third most feared threat in the world. Check out the full report from the Pew Research Center.