- David Heyman: Securing cyberspace must be a preeminent focus from day one for America's next president
- We must come to grips with new murky world where bright familiar lines between espionage and aggression don't exist, he says
David Heyman is a co-founder of Smart City Works, a business accelerator. He is a former computer software engineer who has served in senior positions at the White House, US Department of Energy, and most recently as assistant secretary for policy at the US Department of Homeland Security. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)There is so much at stake in the election this year -- immigration, jobs, health care and the future of the Supreme Court. But there is another, immediate concern. When you cast your vote Tuesday, consider that the next president may well be the first to face a new kind of warfare when he or she takes office: cyberwar.