“This cyber threat seems far away, so why put money into it?” he asked. “Organizations don’t bring in enough people, they cut corners.”
And, Weissman said, the government’s budget is too tight to invest the money it should to prevent cyber attacks.
While Weissman calls for more money in technological education and cyber defense, he says it is no substitute for conventional hardware such as planes, bombs and soldiers.
“It’s not going to take the place of conventional warfare just like chemical warfare isn’t replacing conventional warfare and planes don’t replace ground troops,” he said, adding that cyber warfare “will complete warfare.”