McAfee, 2009: Cybercrime costs the world $1 trillion per year.
Obama, 2009: “It’s been estimated that last year alone cyber criminals stole intellectual property from businesses worldwide worth up to $1 trillion… In short, America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.”
Keith Alexander, 2012: Cyberattacks are causing “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” He cited Mcafee’s figures. “That’s our future disappearing in front of us,” he said, urging Congress to pass more cyber laws.
Reuters, Monday: “Top McAfee official named to U.S. Homeland Security cyber post;” that is, “the top cyber official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
Me, today: “Quelle surprise.”