Cyber war

The growing threat of cyber war

Most people associate cyber-attacks with lone hackers or organised crime. But world leaders are increasingly concerned about the possibilities of cyber warfare. Critical infrastructure in finance, communications, energy, water, food and health is vulnerable to attack.

This StrategicRISK News Analysis looks at two recent developments: The new US Cyber Security Framework (CSF) and the EU's Cyber Security Directive. Will these provide enough security? Should European companies start to take the threat more seriously? And why does technological progress bring new cyber threats?