A catastrophic cyber attack is imminent, says UK government

The head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Ciaran Martin, has said that it is a matter of “when, not if” the UK suffers a category one cyber attack. Martin told the Guardian that he expects such an attack to take place in the next two years, and that the UK would be “fortunate” if it survived that long. The NCSC defines a category one cyber attack as an incident that disrupts critical infrastructure, the financial sector or an election. This prediction isn’t too bold, considering that the US and France have already been hit by category one attacks … Continue reading A catastrophic cyber attack is imminent, says UK government