TV News Mentions Of Cyber Accelerated Since December 2014 But Not Soaring

Mentions of the terms "cyber/cybersecurity/cyberwar/cyberwarfare" on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News surged in December 2014 and have remained elevated compared to their previous levels in the nearly decade since, increasing again since December 2020. However, despite a greater corporate and governmental emphasis on cyber, mentions have not soared, even when adding in additional terms like "cyberattack(s)/ransomware."

This is even more clear in the streamgraph version of the timeline.

Business channels show a similar steady state and rise in late 2020, with another elevated period since mid-2021, but mentions have declined in recent months.