On Saturday, Germany defense minister Ursula von der Leyen told CNBC that cyber attacks are the greatest challenge threatening global stability.
Cyber attacks could hit governments, private companies and citizens in every time and from every where causing severe problems to the victims and huge financial losses. The cyber risk is directly linked to geopolitical, environmental, technological, and economic risks. A cyber attack could destabilize governments worldwide, it can get a business out of the business.
When journalists asked about the “single greatest threat to global stability,” to the German defense minister, she confirmed the disconcerting scenario.
“I think it’s the cyber threats because whatever adversaries you can think of and even if you talk about Daesh (the terrorist group) they use the cyber domain to fight against us.” Germany’s defense minister Ursula von der Leyen told CNBC.
Germany defense minister urges European states to invest in collective defense
“This decade will be the decade of improvement in cyber security and information ruling,” she added.
Governments and companies are already investing to improve the resilience to cyber attacks of their networks. The Germany defense minister also noticed that Governments are also working to improve their offensive cyber capabilities.
The video interview is available at the following link:
(Security Affairs – Germany defense minister:, Information Warfare)
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