EW WINDSOR — In the future, terrorists will be able to disrupt and harm our cities by hacking into computer systems from thousands of miles away, Rudy Giuliani warned Tuesday night.
Giuliani, who led New York City through the 9/11 attack as its mayor, said this country is “very good at fighting the last war or dealing with the last attack” — for example, the nation beefed up airline security after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks. But the U.S. is not as good as planning for what future threats might look like, he added.
A couple hundred people came to Anthony’s Pier 9 Tuesday night to hear Rudy Giuliani sketch out a scenario for cyber terrorism and cyber crime risks.
He said he thinks the private sector, rather than government, is best equipped to come up with solutions to strengthen cybersecurity. He said he expects it will happen someday, but “not until something terrible happens” to motivate us to secure our information better.