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Key Facts

Why Cyber Is Different
Challenges of Cyber Attacks
Cyber attacks often go after a nation’s critical infrastructure, which is 85% owned by the private sector in the United States, making defenses especially difficult to coordinate
Traditional Relationship is Reversed
Physical attacks often have longer warning times but rapid responses, while cyber attacks can happen unexpectedly, but retaliation takes time because attribution is so difficult.
Connected Nations are Vulnerable
Unlike traditional warfare, the most powerful countries are actually the most susceptible to cyber attacks because of how economically advanced and digitally connected they are.
Possible Cyber Targets
With the expansion of the “Internet of things,” the available targets for cyber attacks keep increasing.
Victims Of Cyber Attacks
Since many breaches are discovered months after they occur, cyber victims don't even realize they’ve been attacked.