President Barack Obama has described cyber attack as posing “one of the gravest national-security dangers” to the US. During a recent visit to Washington DC, British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that cyberwarfare “is an evolving threat which poses a real risk to our businesses.” In January, the US and UK announced a new programme of cyber war games in order to test their defences against attack.
There are three key reasons why the danger of cyber attacks has increased:
- Governments, businesses and individuals are increasingly data-dependent.
- Digital infrastructure is becoming ever more complex, making it harder to police.
- Highly sophisticated hacking groups have suddenly risen in number.
Educating employees, say experts, is paramount. So is new legislation that strikes the right balance between security, and internet freedom.
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