Everyone's favorite Italian grandmother and likely next Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made headlines last week when he cautioned that "there's a strong likelihood that the next Pearl Harbor we confront could be a cyber attack." That's fear-mongering nonsense.
Look, we know cyber-security is an important issue. Stuxnet showed unequivocally that state-sponsored cyberwar is already upon us. News that the recent IMF hack was likely pulled off by a sovereign government feeds that fire. Hell, Anonymous is even kinda-sorta bullying NATO and the Federal Reserve, and meanwhile Lulz Sec is hitting the US Senate's Website.