Think that cyber war is a distant threat? It isn’t.
Foreign hackers caused a pump at an Illinois water plant to fail last week, according to a preliminary state report. Experts said the cyber-attack, if confirmed, would be the first known to have damaged one of the systems that supply Americans with water, electricity and other essentials of modern life.
Step one: civil defense. It’s cheap, prudent, can be done quickly and without government sponsorship, and may even be necessary.