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Experts Say Looming Cyber Warfare Attacks Could Be 'Catastrophic’

Mashable, By: Samantha Murphy

Security experts urged businesses and government officials to prepare for the worst as looming cyber warfare concerns continue to bubble up and could even result in the loss of human lives in the future.

People gathered on Wednesday at the 2013 Kaspersky Cyber-Security Summit in New York City to discuss the future of cyber warfare and how preventative measures must be taken to cut down on impact.

"It's not the question of if a major cyber warfare attack will happen — it's an issue of when and how bad it will be," Eugene Kaspersky, founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, told attendees. "Some enterprises are facing thousands of attacks a day, while others wonder if they are going to be hacked or not. This will occur across all industries and infrastructures, and we have to think and accept that as a reality. We live in a dangerous world."

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