Tackling Cyber Attacks and Disinformation | Cyber Security Summit 2019 | Munich Security Conference

Tackling Cyber Attacks and Disinformation | Cyber Security Summit 2019 | Munich Security Conference


There is the challenge of securing our very technological future. How do we secure the critical digital infrastructure that is going to be the plumbing of our interconnected lives? We are seeing rapid influx of misinformation and disinformation which is causing confusion and difficulty in important processes like elections. But clearly we need more leadership from democratic governments because they’ve had this very much laissez-faire hands-off approach. And I think in the vacuum that that has left, a lot of other models have taken hold and we need to put the rule of law first, democracy first, when we govern technology, and so democratic governments together. You can protect yourself in Europe, but if you have companies in Europe doing business in Africa on a shared network and the African systems are unprotected, your protected infrastructure is at risk. We have to recognize that this is a shared space and actions here impact on companies, on states, on individuals. And so, we need to come together to work together. I am wholeheartedly convinced that our values can and will survive, but it depends on us. The Internet is a tool. Nothing more. Nothing less. It’s an infrastructure. Nothing more. Nothing less. And it depends on us whether we use it to spread our values across the planet.

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