For God's sake, Dan, where is your cynicism...?
“Theres' (sic) a lot of people that the second they see a big company get compromised we immediately think its a state-sponsored effort and likewise when we see a power company get some malware we immediately think that it's a targeted attack sponsored by a nation state when in actual fact it turns out to be someone viewing a Viagra commercial they shouldn't have looked at. "
There's a very simple reason why you don't have effective systems for pinpointing web 'attacks'.
Who is going to benefit from the realisation that most 'Cyber Attacks' are really bored staff, script kiddies and spam merchants? NOT the US and UK Security Services, who build up their budgets on the assumption that the 'Axis of Evil' is behind all attacks on the freedom-loving western democracies.
The last thing they want is for the politicians to realise that the reason for their collective existence collapsed with the Berlin Wall. You want work in this field, you'd better be prepared to pretend that western computing is continually under attack from sources that ONLY a State Security Service can defend against.....