Cybersecurity: The war online

Cosmos Magazine


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Cybersecurity – the suite of practices used to protect digital assets and information – is regularly in the news, through stories about cyber threats such as ransomware and spyware attacks, and foreign actors hacking into critical systems. Do cyber threats mean that computers are our weakest boundary fences – as individuals, companies/institutions, and nations – and could it lead to war?

Alan Duffy speaks to Dennis ‘Darknet’ Desmond, of the University of the Sunshine Coast, about whether the next world war will be fought online.

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