We have a White House cyber-tsar to develop a national strategy. But too little of substance has been done to date. We are going to have to consider what students are accepted at the world's top five computer science schools, all of which are in America, for we must educate and retain our talent. We will also have to review the kinds of investment made in U.S. companies where technology will be shared including through joint venture and minority investment, as well as outright purchases of U.S. businesses. We are going to have to find a way to share threat information, to make it easier for critical infrastructure companies to share information with the government when they are attacked, and also to help them recover from attack. When it comes to intellectual property, we are not just dealing with state actors having a specific agenda. Somebody described it as a group of 18-wheelers backing up on K Street, accumulating all that confidential information, and sending it to China.
Solving the critical threat of mass attacks by nation states and foreign criminal efforts requires nothing less than a souped up Manhattan Project, if we are to succeed at strengthening our growing vulnerabilities.
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