One week before the recent massive hack attack shut off access to Twitter, PayPal, Airbnb and dozens of other major websites, I was at an off-the-record conference with leaders of some of the country’s biggest companies, discussing cyberthreats. Like soldiers in one of the landing crafts approaching the beach on D-Day, the CEOs seemed resigned to their grim fate. A destructive attack was inevitably going to rip through some, if not all, of them. They felt sorry for themselves and one another.And most weren’t even imagining how bad it’s going to get. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has said
And most weren’t even imagining how bad it’s going to get. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has said cybercrime is today’s greatest threat to global business, apparently putting it ahead of nuclear war, climate change or an alien invasion.