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Cybersecurity and the cyber-awareness gap

“There’s probably no issue that’s become more crucial, more rapidly, but is less understood, than cybersecurity,” warns cyber expert P.W. Singer, co-author of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know. Cybersecurity has quickly become one of the most defining challenges of our generation, and yet, as the threat of cyber-terrorism looms, there remains an alarming “cyber-awareness gap” that renders the many of us vulnerable. We interviewed P.W. Singer in order to learn more about why this issue is so crucial to our daily lives and how well-equipped our government is to protect us from the risks that lie ahead.

P.W. Singer discusses the growing importance of cybersecurity today

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P.W. Singer talks about the role government plays in regulating the internet

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P.W. Singer highlights the cyber-awareness gap in U.S. government

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P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman are the authors of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know. P.W. Singer is Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. Allan Friedman is a Visiting Scholar at the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University.

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