For three reasons, developing nations should establish their own cybersecurity workforce:
- because it is beneficial to social and economic development
- because businesses and society are dependent on technology to a great extent
- because cyber capabilities are critical to every business’ long-term success
Cyber security: what is it, and why is it important?
Cyber security is used to safeguard data and information stored in electronic platforms. A security system is a method of safeguarding electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, servers, and networks. Nobody should ever have access to your sensitive information without first obtaining your approval.
How vulnerable are developing nations to cyberattacks?
Apart from triggering interstate conflict, hackers have the capacity to disrupt development processes severely. Moreover, cyberattacks targeting developing countries are particularly prevalent due to a lack of surveillance systems.
What are the most vulnerable countries to cyberattacks?
According to an assessment by TechRadar, cyber assaults on developed countries such as Norway, Iceland, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States are most likely.
What are the challenges developing countries face in managing cyber security?
Developing nations present a perfect environment for cybercriminals due to unsecured networks, lack of cyber regulations, and shortage of ICT security capabilities. Numerous research studies and polls indicate that many computers in developing countries are insecure, and IT security knowledge is low.
If you wish to know more information about how cyber attacks affect countries, check out Security Forward’s article covering the cybersecurity risks in the USA.
Desiree Macy is the Editorial Director of Security Forward which is frequented by security executives, corporate security officers, and private protection professionals each month. Desiree’s interests revolves around cyber-security, and business continuity.