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Due to the recent attack on Danish railway, a survey was carried out that showed that up to one in eight cyber-attack attempts are successful.
This survey carried out by the Danish Society of Engineers’ IT subsidiary IDA-it, asked a total of around 668 individuals that were employed in IT or had personal-data related roles in private or public organizations.
Two out of three businesses claimed that they had experienced cyber-attacks within last year, with eight cyber-attacks being successful, as claimed by the survey.
Kare Lovgren IDA-it’s chairperson said that organizations and business should be better at sharing their cyber-attack experiences as well as their methods for fighting such problem/
Lovgren told Rtzau that, “Only around one third report a cyber-attack to the police or (police security agency) Centre for Cyber Security [Center for Cybersikkerhed, ed.]. To me, that is a sign that there is a lack of a safe way to raise the alarm to prevent the infection from spreading.”
Furthermore, the Centre for Cyber Security, a subsidiary of Denmark’s national police security agency PET, labeled the threat against Denmark from cyber espionage as “very serious.”
Ritzau reports that the serious threats come from criminal networks and foreign states that can carry out online attacks in an attempt to access personal data or grab state secrets.
Center for Cyber Security head, Thomas Lund-Sorensen said, “[The threat] is particularly from cyber espionage, in which foreign states try to access our secrets through public systems or private companies.
This may be of foreign policy, defense or military character. It is a threat that has existed for many years but is now digital in character.”
The Center for Cyber Security also considers the majority of Danish establishments and businesses as a target to the threat.
Lund-Sorensen added saying, “At management level, whether in private businesses or public authorities, there should be an awareness of the risk of cyber-attacks associated with digitalization.
They should take relevant and sensible precautions to protect their networks, or ensure they have a plan for what to do if they are hit by a cyber-attack.”
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