Every day, billions of phishing emails bombard personal computers, carrying malware and viruses. Hackers steal client data from company websites, accusations of cyber espionage fly and countries uneasily wonder whether cyber attacks can be considered acts of war.
At EWI, here's how we understand the global cybersecurity challenge: As technical innovation has skyrocketed, the global economy has become increasingly digitalized.
Every day, we depend more on the worldwide web and its infrastructure, from the undersea cables that carry over 99% of intercontinental Internet traffic to our own mobile web access devices. Cyber crime exploiting these technologies is on the rise, but the agreements, standards, policies and regulations we need to secure cyberspace lag far behind. To track cyber criminals, protect Internet users and secure critical infrastructure, we must address the growing gap between technology and our controls over it - all of us.