Kaspersky CEO warns of cybercrime threat to IoT - Mobile World Live

Kaspersky CEO warns of cybercrime threat to IoT

28 JUN 2021

LIVE FROM MWC21 BARCELONA: Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky (pictured) called for a new approach to protect the IT ecosystem from cybercrime, cautioning an increase in attacks would threaten industrial systems, IoT and critical infrastructure in the near future.

In a keynote, Kaspersky highlighted a rise in the number of cyberthreats was accompanied by a more sophisticated level of the attacks.

“We see hundreds of cybercriminal gangs which are able to develop highly complicated, very sophisticated cyberattacks”, which Kaspersky described as “really damaging for businesses and even on a national economy level”.

“It’s time to switch from cybersecurity to cyberimmunity”, he argued, adding IT systems need to be developed as “secure by design”.

During the event, Kaspersky presented a new operating system for IoT and industrial systems, claimed to “reduce the risk of vulnerabilities”.

The growth of cyberattacks was among the main issues for the industry highlighted by Orange CEO and GSMA chairman Stephane Richard at the event’s opening keynote.



Yanitsa Boyadzhieva

Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles...

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