Computers and the internet are faster and more powerful than ever before and the ability to use them as digital weapons is no longer an ideology associated with the distant future.
In his interview with Popular Mechanics from April of 2014, P.W. Singer, Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, explains why the era of cyberwar isn't as far away as we think.
Between the misunderstanding of military doctrines, defense contractors competing to build cyber weapons, and the possibility for a cyber-industrial complex, we as civilians should educate ourselves as to how this affects us all.
Singer coauthored Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know addressing these very issues in a way that makes them easy to understand. Check out what he had to say during his interview in the article below.