Exploring the cyber risk in geopolitical tensions

The notes in this unit highlighted nation states as one of the notable threat actors to emerge from the current cyber landscape. State-backed hackers have the expertise and resources necessary to undermine robust cybersecurity measures. As tensions between nation states increase, so too do the chances that organizations could become collateral damage in a cyberwar between the world’s political powers. Engage with the following additional resources and explore how geopolitical tensions may contribute to the cyberthreats faced by organizations today: 1- Nation-State Cyberthreats: Corporations Must Be Proactive and Prepared http://www.abfjournal.com/%3Fpost_type%3Darticles%26p%3D41656 2- Stunning Map Shows Chinese Cyber Spies Target U.S. Hundreds of Times https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/stunning-map-shows-chinese-cyber-spies-target-u.s.-hundreds-of-times-494552131525 3- Timeline: Ten Years of Russian Cyber Attacks on Other Nations https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/timeline-ten-years-russian-cyber-attacks-other-nations-n697111 Using these resources, combined with your knowledge of the methods of attack discussed in the Unit 2 notes (see attached), and discuss the ways privately owned businesses may be targeted in the cyberwar between nation states, and the sectors that are most likely to be targeted by nation-state hackers.

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