The keynote speech at this year's Black Hat security conference was frank, and troubling. Delivered by former FBY "Cybercop", Shawn Henry, it highlighted a ticking time bomb:
NYTimesThe attacks we know of are only “the tip of the iceberg” Mr. Henry said. He said the public won’t comprehend the repercussions of a cyberattack until it affects something more tangible like their gas line or water supply. “We knew about Osama bin Laden in the early ’90s. After 9/11, it was a worldwide name,” Mr. Henry said. “I believe that type of thing can and will happen in the cyberenvironment. And I think after it does, people will start to pay attention.