Growing Risks of Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Terrorism and Cyber-Warfare

James McFarlin, Author on Cyber-Security and Cyber-Warfare, participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Growing Risks of Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Terrorism and Cyber-Warfare”.



As Panama Papers begin to trigger mass protests, the biggest ever leak of “secret data information” is causing chills across nations!

While the computer code, connected computers, information, communications and digitalization technology and internet have brought a positive impact on all aspects of nations: its government, industries, organizations (NGIOA), academia and human life, it has also brought new vulnerabilities to each and every component of a nation, our society and human life in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).

In addition to the cyber-activism, cyber- crime and cyber-terrorism, there is a vicious power struggle raging on in the cyberspace. This new cyber battleground is full of unknowns, including major players, minor players, rules of war and reasons for war. In this cyber- battlefields, the war casualties have been quietly piling up. It seems every nation: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) has been hit and is at a risk of being hit. No one is being spared, including common citizens.

This cyber battleground brings each NGIOA, the good, the bad and the unknown. With the world getting immersed in rapid advances in artificial intelligence, information, communication and digitalization technology, the activities in cyberspace have become inseparable from activities in geospace and space. The blurring boundaries of cyberspace with geospace and space, has pushed each nation to a significant decision point today, as they must continue to defend their current systems and networks in the geospace and space, while simultaneously struggle, to get out in front of their challengers and competitors in the cyberspace.

As computer code, connected computers and internet fundamentally transforms warfare between nations, the new reality of cybercrime, cyber terrorism and cyberwar is causing panic across NGIOA-I. So the question is how can any nation contain the threats posed by human and non-human intelligence, computer code, connected computers, information and communication technology and internet?

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About the Guest

James McFarlin is a national speaker and author on cyber-security and cyber-warfare.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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