“Is hacking a national security threat?,” Yoran said. “The one word answer is yes.”
As proof, Yoran pointed to stories about the denial-of-service attacks in Estonia, attacks on government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton and the recently reported breach of a defense contractor that let hackers get at information on the Joint Strike Fighter.
“Cyber 9-11 has happened over the last ten years, but it’s happened slowly so we don’t see it,” Yoran said.
I'm going to beat the shit out of the next person who uses the phrase "Digital Pearl Harbor" or "Cyber 9-11" with a god damn PIPE.