- If the bridge collapsed due to structural or design flaws, the proper response is to investigate the designers, contractors, inspectors, and maintenance personnel from a safety and negligence perspective. Based on the findings architectural and construction changes plus new safety operations might be applied in the future. This is a technical and operational response.
- If the bridge collapsed due to attack, the proper response is to investigate, apprehend, proseceute, and incarcerate the criminals. Redesigning bridges to withstand bomb attack is unlikely. This is a threat reduction and deterrence response.
Do you agree with that assessment? If yes, why do you think response 1 (try to improve the "bridge" and similar operations) is the response to every digital security attack (i.e., case 2)? My short answer: everyone blames the victim, not the criminal.
The NTSB is on scene in Minneapolis with law enforcement to figure out if the bridge collapse was caused by scenario 1 or 2. Why don't we have a National Digital Security Board investigating breaches? My short answer: it's easier to hide a massive security breach than the destruction of any bridge, building, plane, or train.