Global Cyber Crisis

Steve Durbin
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ISF Chief Executive, Steve Durbin and ISF Podcast host Tavia Gilbert discuss a paper on global cyber crisis. This is a paper that the ISF wrote for the Astana Club, to which Steve is a regular contributor. Last week, we talked about how most governments seem to be struggling with how to rein in big tech companies in order to protect their citizens’ privacy. Today, we focus more on cyber attacks by both state-backed and independent actors, the geopolitical dimension of the cyber crisis and how the COVID-19 pandemic gave an unprecedented impetus to the global digitalization process.

In April last year, 2020, the FBI reported a 400% increase in cyber attacks in the US. And similarly alarming statistics were provided by Interpol, which identified more than 200,000 incidents in 80 countries up to May 2020.