Cyber Security

This three-part Cyber Security series covers Artificial Intelligence and Data as well as Ecommerce.

As more devices connect to the internet, opportunities arise for hackers and criminals. Privacy advocates fear for the safety of biometric data when crossing borders, while hostile nations use ‘hybrid warfare’ to subvert and coerce. This report examines the importance of cyber security and what can be done to defend against attacks.

Wider use of technology to screen travellers raises privacy and safety concerns

Social engineering becomes more sophisticated in convincing victims to co-operate

Businesses and governments targeted by cyber attacks, subversion and espionage

Internet-connected devices using fifth-generation mobile networks offer prime targets for criminals

Experts say critical facilities present attractive targets for hackers

Experts say attacks have switched from information gathering to offensives and disruption

More from this Special Report

Hack of a Boeing 757 has raised serious questions about aviation’s vulnerability to cyber attacks

Household appliances offer path to sophisticated systems through the IoT

A look at lessons everyone can learn from the professionals

The quantum threat comes just as the internet of things and 5G mobile connectivity are arriving, with higher security requirements

‘It’s going to take collective action to get the security outcomes we’re looking for’

Smartphone maker aims to use its reputation for privacy on smaller devices

Finding staff who have the right skills in both AI and cyber security demands new thinking on hiring

Machines do not yet cope well in adversarial situations

UK minister says patients must be reassured over risks of algorithms in accessing data

Labs are preparing to roll out automated tools that find security flaws posed by faulty computer code

AI lowers the cost of a data breach more than hiring an information security officer

Automatons without security safeguards can be weaponised

Online platforms are being used to buy and sell the tools to commit crime

Business schools add cyber to the curriculum as attacks become a boardroom matter

As exchanges increase security cyber crooks seek out new soft targets

Jens Stoltenberg on Article 5 and why cyber defence has become core to the alliance

Group’s experience is the latest signal for companies to get their breach notification plans in place

FBI and Europol increasingly co-operate with local crime units

Attackers spread malware through IT service providers