Archive for January, 2018

Threat of Cyber Attacks to Global security

Cyber attacks are now the third-largest threat facing the world, following natural disasters and extreme weather, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018, released Wednesday.

A World Economic Forum (WEF) executive summary said that cybersecurity risks have grown “both in their prevalence and in their disruptive potential.”

Some of the biggest risks, the report noted, were attacks against critical infrastructure and connected industrial systems—many of which can cause physical harm in the process. Some examples given in the report were WannaCry, Petya, and NotPetya.

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