Do you think that cyber terrorism will be a threat as large as the media is making it today?
That's a bit of a loaded question (since 'Cyber Terrorism' is a term that can be applied to a wide range of activities), but I'll bite. The threat to critical infrastructure is certainly a concern, but I think that computer and network security is, if not easier, at least less complicated than traditional national security. With computer security one has absolute control over almost every aspect of an infrastructure.
For instance, think about borders. By necessity all entrances into a network must be built by humans. There cannot be a way into a network without some person somewhere doing something. There is always a finite number of ways into a network. Even if someone builds an entrance into a network without explicit permission or knowledge of the administrator, it's still a rather simple task to find this entrance and close it. Compare this with national borders; there are infitinte ways into this country. It's impossible to watch every inch of coastline, check every airplane, x-ray every cargo container, etc. If you want to sneak into this country, you can. So with networks the person responsible for security has a much less daunting task when he or she is trying to keep people out.
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