Climate change and cybersecurity: is there a link?

Charl van der Walt, Head of the Security Research Center at Orange Cyberdefense, said in a recent blog:
"At Orange Cyberdefense, we believe that the threat landscape in any region or industry emerges through the relationship between three primary systems – structural forces, inflationary forces and the evolution of technology. When these massive forces that shape the threat landscape shift, the impact can be enormous."

In his blog, he proposes an analogy between climate change and cybersecurity, suggesting that two seemingly disparate threats can actually be overcome with similar methodology. Charl makes the point that whatever has led to a threat being evident, be it climate or data security, you must understand the threat fully so you can design your response strategies accordingly.

World 2020: virtual event

On November 24, 2020, Charl will present his thinking at the debut global, virtual flagship World 2020 cybersecurity event. Dedicated to our customers, this half-day streamlined program will link cybersecurity experts and end users across the globe. The virtual event provides you with the opportunity to deep-dive into the threat, tech and innovation and geopolitical trends that are shaping the current cybersecurity landscape through an interactive session with the experts.

No one today is immune from a cyberattack. Our ability to operate, work and recover from an attack determines our level of resilience. The cybersecurity experts will share the lessons that can help you build a safer digital society.

Register now to attend the World 2020 virtual event and learn more about the business, IT and cybersecurity global landscape.

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Glenn Le Santo
Glenn Le Santo

Editor in Chief, International, at Orange Business. I'm in charge of our International website and the English language blogs at Orange Business. In my spare time I'm literally captain of my own ship, spending my time on the wonderful rivers and canals of England.