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3 KEY CHALLENGES FACING THE UK

...as well as COVID-19 and BREXIT of course...

SERIOUS AND ORGANISED CRIME

"Serious and organised crime continues to kill more people than any other national security threat, and has a corrosive impact on the UK and its citizens"

Lynne Owens Director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA) 

Advancing technology gives offenders new tools to communicate and to commit and hide their crimes. Priorities for the NCA* include tackling the high harm, high impact offenders who undermine the UK’s economy and infrastructure through their criminality seeing money syphoned off through illicit transactions and cyber crime.

* National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime (2020)

CLIMATE CHANGE: PRIORITY RISK AREAS

"The Threats Presented by Climate Change", House of Lords Library Briefing, 24 January 2019

The UK has identified several priority climate risk areas including flooding & coastal change; health, wellbeing & productivity; water supply shortages; natural ecosystems, soils and biodiversity; food production & trade; and new & emerging pests and diseases.

THE THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Final Report, House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Eighth Report of Session 2017–19

Foreign Influence in Political Campaigns 

“The speed of technological development has coincided with a crisis of confidence in institutions and the media in the West. This has enabled foreign countries intent on destabilising democratic institutions to take advantage of this crisis.” 

Above the Clouds

Further Reading

Ocean

Welcome to the Cyber C-Suite

Plastic Bag in Ocean

Mitigating the risks from Climate Change with Smart Cyber

Icefield

Global Catastrophic Risks

TO UK BUSINESSES

THE CYBER THREAT

What is the Real Cyber Threat to UK Businesses?

We hear about the threat from hackers, criminals, nation states and terrorists every day, but what does it mean and who/what is really a threat to our businesses, reputation and livelihood? 

According to the English Oxford Living Dictionaries, the definition of a cyberthreat is:

 

'The possibility of a malicious attempt to damage or disrupt a computer network or system' 


In this course we review and consider several recently-published sources of information detailing the cyberthreat to both us and our businesses.

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