2021 was the year cybersecurity became everyone’s problem

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Ina Fried

This year marked a turning point for malicious attacks on computer systems, fueled by a rise in nation-state attacks and ransomware.

Why it matters: Once a worry mostly for IT leaders, the risk of a cyber intrusion is now a top concern for CEOs and world leaders.

Driving the news:

May’s Colonial Pipeline attack helped drive that message home, as did ransomware attacks on cities and hospitals — emphasizing the very real world impact that cyber attacks can have.
Meanwhile, the current Log4j flaw shows just how vulnerable our digital systems are. It’s a single piece of open source code, but it is used so broadly and the flaw so fundamental that it potentially opens nearly every business and...

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