The article was originally published in the SC Media.
While 2017 was a year of ‘electoral hacking’ and an intense information war aimed at shaping the recipients’ viewpoint, experts say that 2018 could, unfortunately, be a year of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure.
Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Estonia, emphasises that this trend will challenge the fundamental values that underlie the Internet – openness and freedom.
The growing likelihood of ever-escalating conflicts in cyberspace makes it necessary to address standards of operation in the digital space. Marina Kaljurand points out that the fiasco on the part of the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) forces us to look for new areas that would enable a successful collaboration in this respect.
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