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While previous epidemics snuffed out not thousands, but hundreds of thousands of lives, the system of digital communication we have today ensures a quick exchange of information, which helps avoid the many risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic will spur the digitalization process, and ensuring information security will become an urgent challenge for all. This forecast was shared by all participants in the “Information Security and the Digitalization Process: Between Development and Fears” roundtable, organized by the Valdai Club.
According to a new report from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), Cyber Nuclear Weapons Study Group, US nuclear weapons can’t be effectively protected against cyberattacks with technical means alone. "Any system containing a digital component, including nuclear weapons, is vulnerable to cyber threats," Page Stoutland, NTI’s vice president for scientific and technical affairs, said.