Lack of cyber security poses main danger for globalised world

Cyber attacks by governments, criminals and terrorists are becoming increasingly sophisticated (photo:dpa)
Cyber attacks by governments, criminals and terrorists are becoming increasingly sophisticated (photo:dpa)

Governments and international business are only just waking up to the threats posed by a lack of cyber security. Sophisticated systems, interconnecting across international borders, are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, terrorist groups and foreign governments as a way of stealing data, blackmailing and virus attack. Business is failing to meet the challenge posed by these threats. This is an introduction to a 10-part dossier about the threats to business and governments.

CYBER threats are a serious concern to our technology-driven lifestyle.

Hacking now appears to be an organised way for governments and others to spy and make direct attacks. This marks a c...

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