Following the news that a recent investigation has revealed that Ministry of Defence secrets were exposed in dozens of breaches of military cyber security policy last year, Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks commented below.
Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks:
“Due to the criticality of their services, government networks have become a key target for cyber criminals interested in cyber espionage, cyber warfare, hacktivism and cyber ransom attacks.
Any cyber attack targeting a government entity, especially one against the MoD, could have a serious impact on national security, and it is understandable that the government has declined to confirm or deny an attack, as this could also provide intelligence to attackers.
It is crucial that governments take steps to improve the security of their networks to prevent foreign attackers from gaining access to sensitive information, which could cause a country harm. The current threat landscape is quickly expanding as attackers with various levels of sophistication are more easily finding the tools and tactics needed to be successful and government organizations need to sit up and take action.”