The Increasing Public Risk of Cyberattacks

According to the chief of the UK intelligence service MI5, the public should be wary of increased attempts by sophisticated foreign actors that are seeking to cause political interference, sow misinformation and even sabotage critical infrastructure via subversive cyber operations. Like we saw earlier this year in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, one successful hit against critical infrastructure such as gas pipelines can cause near-pandemonium-- but it doesn't stop there: experts have long worried about bad actors targeting traffic infrastructure, power plants, dams, or any of the other incredibly important infrastructure that forms the backbone of our daily lives.

This is a warning that we should be heeding, and shoring up the defenses we have in place for this infrastructure is going to be a critical step for ensuring that innocent lives are not lost in the ever changing and evolving battles all across the cybersecurity landscape.

If you want to learn more, check out the main article from Forbes HERE.