As we have recently heard, the dream of the connected car could actually quite soon become a nightmare; we now have proof that any skilled engineer could take control remotely of any connected "thing". This new reality changes the traditional rules of warfare -- both for defense strategists and businesses.
Society has not yet realized the incredible amount of scenarios that can be created from such new a capability. In 1940, the French army was still arguing about whether industrializing tanks production or not, while the Germans already had the V1 rockets in mind, and the Americans were conceiving the atomic bomb. We know the outcome of the Second World War.
Today, we are in the same position of underestimating the risks of a connected world, unaware of the nature and diversity of threats.
Given asymmetry of risks created by the fourth industrial revolution , we cannot afford to be security-illiterate