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Cyber Crying: a song describing our cyber plight

Apr 03, 20173 mins
CyberattacksInternet SecuritySecurity

A song for everyone online

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In his ground-breaking book “The Hacked World Order” — author Adam Segal explained cyberspace is a global battlefield, writing “It was in 2012 that nation-states around the world visibly reasserted their control over the flow of data and information in search of power, wealth, and influence… The conflict in cyberspace will only become more belligerent, the stakes more consequential… We will all be caught in the fallout as the great powers, and many of the lesser ones, attack, surveil, influence, steal from, and trade with each other.”

While international cyber battles are certainly scary and grabbing the headlines in major daily newspapers, the bigger picture cyberwar is one of Black-Hat hackers vs. the world – where everyone, every (Internet of) Thing, and every bit of data is at risk of theft, damage or destruction, according to a cybercrime report published in August 2016.  If it’s got a heartbeat or an electronic pulse, then it’s hacker prey.

The original song below, which I wrote on April 2, 2017, sums up the cyber plight facing Planet Earth’s people. The song is intended to be a wake up call on the seriousness of cyber threats — and a battle cry for the cyber defenders who would benefit from one. While the song lacks a songwriter or poet (I am neither), perhaps one might find this and turn it into something worthy of a musical production.

“Cyber Crying”

Steve Morgan

Cyber crying to all nations and states Cyberwar affirmed, by hackers who hate Cyber crying to the darknet sites Reveal from the deep web, you ones who fight Cyber crying, so who will protect White hats are lost and they will be the next Cyber crying, and so where’s our defense Our digital arms, they don’t make no sense

Hackerpocalypse coming, the cloud’s coming down Cyber explosion, the destruction of towns Computers stop working, all people beware The water stops running, and the black hats they don’t fear

Cyber crying to the humans without hearts Death and demolition will leave you no part Cyber crying to the outlaws at large The grid is down, now your time to take charge Cyber crying, wait now it’s not too late Backup your devices at a quarter to eight Cyber crying, hackers forgot one thing Mankind join together, and knowledge is king

Hackerpocalypse coming, the cloud’s coming down Cyber explosion, the destruction of towns Criminal misjudgement and now we are near They never would have thought it, but we reclaim our gear

Listen up

Cyber crying, say, where will you be Ransomware gangs coming, are you able to see Cyber crying out to all women and men Backup your devices at five after ten Cyber crying

We are alive, alive, alive


Steve Morgan is the founder and CEO at Cybersecurity Ventures and editor in chief of the Cybersecurity Market Report. The Cybersecurity Market Report is published quarterly and covers the business of cybersecurity, including global market sizing and industry forecasts from consolidated research by IT analyst firms, emerging trends, employment, the federal sector, hot companies to watch, notable M&A, investment and IPO activity, and more.