The implications are clear; nation-state actors are set to target critical national infrastructure (CNI) on a scale never previously seen. A recent report warned that 2018 would see many more such attacks across more sectors than ever before, and figures released earlier this year by the government corroborates this.
The reason for the rising threat is that the growing digitization of critical national infrastructure, industry inadvertently creating a way for hostile nations to launch potentially devastating attacks on a shoestring budget – using ‘hack-for-hire’ groups to hide their responsibility.
By Adam Byrne
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