In a nutshell: The internet is highly centralized and vulnerable to attacks.
The solution to this problem is a distributed network that that becomes more secure and faster as more people partake.
Technologies like MaidSafe are leading the way, and are now in alpha testing.
“These probes take the form of precisely calibrated attacks designed to determine exactly how well these companies can defend themselves, and what would be required to take them down. It feels like a nation’s military cybercommand trying to calibrate its weaponry in the case of cyberwar.”