Here’s how a friend of mine who operates inside the Washington Beltway sees it: “The big move here in DC – is to standardize cyber threats as a fact of life.Total integration of cyber fear into the fabric of the economy — cyber-insurance, etc.

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Here’s the genius in this new threat: every country, every company, every technically smart individual can be seen as presenting a cyber threat.

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The threat of cyber warfare will drive defense and intelligence spending for the next half-century. It will never be conquered, nor do the warriors really even want that to happen since their livelihoods would go away.

In a paralyzed Congress, cyber warfare will soon be the only true bipartisan cause even though it shouldn’t be a cause at all.

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If the intelligence community didn’t have Edward Snowden they would have had to invent him, his value as a catalyst for future government spending is so great.

If that crack about Snowden sounds familiar, remember it’s what Voltaire said of God.

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Prepare to be taken advantage of… again.