Global Risks Report: Junk Products Raising Risk of Infrastructure Attacks


Vendors prioritising speed to market over “security by design” is exacerbating the rising risk of a calamitous cyber attack on critical national infrastructure, the World Economic Forum’s fifteenth Global Risks Report warned this week, as 76.1 percent of those surveyed said they see the risk of such an attack rising in 2020.

The WEF asks 750 global experts to rank their biggest concerns in terms of likelihood and impact for the report: “Economic confrontations” and “domestic political polarisation” dominated their concerns, with “destruction of natural ecosystems” and the risk of a full-blooded attack on critical infrastructure also ranking highly.

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