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New America Future of War Conference: New Cyber Weapons are Here and No One is Prepared

New America Future of War Conference: New Cyber Weapons are Here and No One is Prepared by Todd South – Military Times

Cyber attacks soon will destroy infrastructure and kill people. And that might be what it takes for policy leaders to prepare for what’s coming, experts said.

A panel of four experts from military, finance, cyber and strategy laid out frightening scenarios at the New America Future of War conference Monday that are not far-off possibilities but things that are happening now.

Peter W. Singer, author of the novel “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War,” and New America senior fellow, told the audience in Washington, D.C. that data breaches, cyber probes and power shutdowns in other countries haven’t been given the attention they truly need. And the enemy is watching that lack of response.

“We will see kinetic attacks on the Internet of Things that will break things and kill people,” Singer said…

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