Ireland needs to take Russian cyber threat seriously

As a key diplomatic influencer and the European headquarters of US tech giants, we are an attractive and poorly defended target

26th July, 2020
Ireland needs to take Russian cyber threat seriously
Russian state-linked cyber hackers have already targeted Irish interests

“Russia’s cyber capability, when combined with its willingness to deploy it in a malicious capacity, is a matter of grave concern, and poses an immediate and urgent threat to our national security.” This was the bleak assessment of a report published last week by the House of Commons intelligence and security committee (ISC). It could just as well refer to Ireland as Britain.

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