Without a doubt, the theft of personal information can be devastating for an individual. But a cyber-attack upon military networks or the power grid can devastate entire populations. Strangely enough, the greatest vulnerability to these systems lay with the most common of things: human error. Charles R. Smith relays the impact that global cyber warfare would have upon the wellbeing of our modern civilization in this interview with George Noory.
Charles R. Smith, President and CEO of SOFTWAR, is one of America's leading experts on cyber technology and its implications for war, terrorism, privacy and every way technology interacts with our lives. He received a U.S. government Top Secret clearance as a top-level computer engineer for EDS. There he was assigned to work with the U.S. Army on logistic projects during the Cold War. Smith has also become a noted investigative journalist.