Hysteria about our nation’s capabilities and capacity to handle threats is an old one: the bomber gap, the missile gap, mobile nuclear weapons launchers, weapons of mass destruction, weaponizing space. Past being prologue, caution and judicious exploration of facts and balancing risks and costs should be next steps, not simply repeating press releases.
In short, cybersecurity policy should be based on real evidence and on cost-benefit analysis.
Sadly, much of the fear mongering over cyber threats appears as an attempt to get entities to invest more money into combatting cyber challenges without context.
Articles reporting both perspectives of the cyber issue, without simply magnifying clickbait doomsday scenarios, would be a welcome change.