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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
January 3, 2017

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The numbers behind the inexorable rise of cyber threats [infographic]

The accusations emanating from Washington about state-sponsored interference in  November’s US election have taken the cyber security debate into unchartered waters.

Not only is the number of attacks worldwide soaring but they are undertaken in ever-more sophisticated ways, by both state and non-state actors, and undertaken for increasingly imaginative purposes.

Norwich University’s Online Masters of Arts in Diplomacy programme has compiled some data-driven insights into the the rise of cybercrime and terrorism. The infographic below [original source here] examines the costs of cybercrime and cyber terrorism, the sources of attacks, strategies for combating the threat and how often various sectors are targeted.



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