Like Osama, we failed to deal with him seriously in the beginning and became a force of global terror that will be felt for generations. I predict that cyber terrorists, unless dealt with seriously, will pose the greatest threat to 21st century modern society.
We run on technology. We must not delude ourselves that we don't. If you haven't, Mr. President, please read Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
These cyber terrorists are just getting started and their ability to infuse themselves like a virus into every bit of technology will put society at their feet. We will find ourselves wishing for another Osama villain to deal with than the rampant destruction that cyber terrorists can do to the world.
They need to be captured, tried and punished.
Thinking that is is our responsibility to protect ourselves is inadequate. Thieves will only scale higher walls. We must be aggressive, not only defensive but offensive as well.
This needs to be done quickly and use whatever sources necessary to make it happen.
P.S. Feel free to deal with the Nigerian scam artists while your at it. Tell Nigeria that for every American dollar they scam, we'll cut two from the aid we provide. That money can go to protecting our citizens from these foul crimes which target our elderly. Since all Americans pay for these crimes, I conclude that the Nigerians should as well.