In my daily interaction with Government bodies, Police and other public sector authorities, we are seeing a huge rise in attacks which are state sponsored and targeted at the Critical National Infrastructure.
In an effort to help its private and public sector companies combat the cyber attacks and cyber espionage efforts directed their way, the UK government has launched a new "cyber partnership" that will provide them with practical information about ongoing attacks.
The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare - the recently released tentative rulebook on what actions should and should not be considered or allowed during cyber conflicts involving states - has raised a lot of interest in security circles.
The accusations and recriminations lobbed back and forth between the United States and China regarding alleged state-sponsored cyber espionage attacks have become almost a daily occurrence for a while now.
Once the exclusive domain of a small number of geniuses, hacking has gone mainstream as an element of national defense.
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