The World’s Leaders Just Met in Switzerland to Discuss Cybersecurity: Here’s What You Need to Know
by Michael Tan
Cybersecurity has come to the forefront of the global stage. Recently, the world’s political and economic leaders attended the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Attendees ranged from US President Donald Trump to British Prime Minister Theresa May to Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Atop the agenda was one of the world’s top priorities: cybersecurity. Here are a few relevant points that the leaders agreed upon:
- Cyber-attacks could cripple economies, nation states and society without collaboration and robust defenses
- Urgent action is needed to create safe operating environment for new technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, self-driving cars and the internet of things
- The Word Economic Forum’s new Global Center for Cybersecurity was formed to build a secure cyberspace. It will become a community of governments, business, and cybersecurity experts that transcends borders to bring people and expertise together against the threat of cybersecurity and cyberterrorism.
With the cost of cyberattacks potentially rising to over $500 billion annually, the world has taken notice. In the words of Alois Zwinggi, the Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, “Cyber security has been the most pressing issue of our times. We badly need a platform to ward off cyber criminals. The centre will help bring all the stakeholders together in achieving that.”
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