Cyber scenarios that really worry the experts

Cyber scenarios that really worry the experts

It may be impossible to hedge against the next major cyberattack, but there are some lessons from recent history and some clues from the private sector on what may be the next devastating cyberattack.

Many experts have warned for years about an impending “cyber 9/11,” and despite a nearly endless list of scenarios, there are a few that are more likely than others.

Attacks that spill into the physical world, those that cause a financial sector “contagion” or attacks on data integrity — rather than theft or destruction — are top-of-mind, frightening scenarios for experts.

By Kate Fazzini

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