What the fallout from Russia's invasion means for the cyberspace

Biggest risk of 2022

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For a while there has been a rapid proliferation of digitally connected devices alongside the greater adoption of ultra-fast, next generation networks such as 5G. But with greater connectivity has come greater risk. A soaring number of cyber-attacks have forced businesses and governments to bolster defences to counter threats to customer privacy and network security.

More recently, the War in Ukraine has reminded us that the cyber world has started to encroach on our real world in tangible ways. Russian cyber-attacks have targeted real-world infrastructure in Ukraine and the West that have included, but not been limited to, water processing plants, meat packing facilities and oil plants. These attacks have also increased in volume and severity. In this new digitised reality, attacks have matured. While previously, they may have been about holding organisations to ransom, they are now shaping the very environment of our digital lives. And they have ev...

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