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We know nations are going after critical systems, but what happens when crims join in?

anthonyhegedus Silver badge

Attack surface

Everything about cybercrime is inviting to criminals - the anonymity, the massive attack surface (ranging from individuals and small companies to critical infrastructure) and the potential to do a lot of damage and make off with a lot of money. Or a little money several times in succession.

I'm not a security expert, and most people in IT aren't security experts. We can only deploy what we read about and know about at any given moment. That might not be enough. There will possibly come a time when it is incumbent on governments to help protect their citizens and companies working in their jurisdictions. Alternatively, the internet will become ever more fragmented, with individual countries cut off from each other, for security.

It's not a pretty sight, the future.

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