The threat from the outside or corporations outside of government agencies, is increasing very dramatically each year.
This is a problem that not enough people really are clued into.
Terrorists still prefer car bombs, you know. A car bomb still has a lot impact than a cyber-attack. But there is always the possibility that somebody could make some kind of dramatic statement by bringing down some aspect of the infrastructure.
We're entering a whole new era now. America has suffered a terrorist attack of historic proportions, and now we're going to go after the perpetrators. Cyberattacks may be inevitable... Physical and cyberattacks in conjunction could cause panic across a whole economic sector.
I think part of that is the taboo is being broken. To some extent it's no longer the kiss of death to admit to a security breach.