Not if or when, cyber war is happening now

This spring has seen an unprecedented number of events under the topic of cyber war. You may have missed it, but the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said that the United States is unprepared for a cyberattack. Well, that is not new to most people who follow or are involved in cybersecurity. His follow-on assertion that a “catastrophic cyberattack” is expected within 12 to 24 months was new. But still, that was not the comment that raised the eyebrows of cybersecurity practitioners and political pundits. Chairman Roger’s stated, “We are today involved in a cyber war.”