Growth in cybersecurity has been accelerated by Covid-19 - but will it last?

Hacking threat remains unless action is taken

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Rahul Bhushan of Rize ETF
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Rahul Bhushan of Rize ETF

The first ever recorded cyber-attack dates back to 1988. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this attack, it exploited a worm known as the "Morris Worm", which started to install itself on computers, infecting and debilitating them, before finally crashing them.

The worm damaged about 6,000 computers, representing - at the time - roughly 10% of the entire internet. Over the ensuing decades, computing and connectivity would become even more ubiquitous, as how we work and play increasingly went online; and where, the combination of chips and sensors would become the very fabric of our how we live our lives.   Today, we live in a world where opportunistic cyber-attackers are everywhere. This year, they have leveraged the pandemic, in particular fear surrounding the pandemic, for their own personal gain. A farewell to arms: ESG 'firewall' essenti...

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