Recent events in Washington would definitely support the fact that the already massive scale of surveillance in place to keep us safe is not enough. Now, the governmet believes it needs greater access to our computers, even if that means majorly stepping all over our privacy and constitutional rights.
For the chosen few in the world of "Geek" (I say that lovingly) their minds are imprinted with a keen sense of intricacies on all, or at least most aspects of Information Technology.
But for the general public, most of us understand very little about the world of I.T. And so, in the specific case of "cyber security", our lack of knowledge sets us up to be "sitting ducks.
I can remember, less than 30 years ago, one of my first employments was at a department store. I started off on the sales floor, and graduated to director of Marketing and Display. I was, however, still on the sales floor when our company graduated to the world of computer technology, sometime in the early 1980's.
The main thing I will always recall was the HUMONGOUS contraption setup in what was known as.