The U.S. has been growing weaker on cybersecurity for decades.
Reports of the hacking for corporations have dominated headlines every week, with one of the more recent bombshells being the cyberattack on the credit reporting agency Equifax, resulting in the loss of sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans. Other notable hacks include those of Adobe, Yahoo, eBay, and Anthem. Organizations such as WikiLeaks and Shadow Brokers as well as foreign nations have also engaged in theft from government agencies. Institutional systems have additionally been ravaged by ransomware exploits like WannaCry, Petya, and HeartBleed, with a generally poor recuperation.