The probability of a cyber-based crisis is mounting, according to the four-star head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency—and in an unusual twist for a commanding officer, Army Gen. Keith Alexander is practically begging lawmakers to get together on legislation that sets federal cybersecurity standards. Military officers are not known for calling on lawmakers to pass legislation. But the U.S. Code is light on laws addressing modern cyberrealities, and if the U.S. does not ...


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