2017: The year cybersecurity went mainstream

2017: The year cybersecurity went mainstream

Last year saw a huge increase in cyber-related incidents, including big data breaches, physical infrastructure tampering, Internet of Things (IoT) devices turning on their owners, ransomware, and even allegations of election hacking that captured the public’s attention.

Sometimes it seems there’s no way that enterprises and governments can effectively stop the rising tide of cyberattacks. The good news is, along with the launch of a global cybersecurity watchdog, stakeholders are now discussing these issues in major international forums that until recently were neither digitally focused nor multistakeholder in nature.

The inaugural meeting of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) was held last month, an event that was long in the making. The GCSC isn’t just another acronym. It’s the first organization of its kind dedicated to bringing together stakeholders and proposing norms for the security of cyberspace.

Read more: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/cyberattacks-are-everybodys-business-why-cybersecurity-is-now-top-of-the-agenda-for-the-worlds-decision-makers/