With the growing popularity of smart technologies and the internet, the risk of cyber threats is also increasing. We no longer use the internet just for personal entertainment, but as a means to communicate, shop, make payments, or work. According to the report Czechs Online 2022 by the Association for Internet Development (SPIR), 85% of people over the age of 10 use the Internet in the Czech Republic. In practice, this means 8.1 million internet users. The number of users has increased by 19% compared to 2015. As the number of users increases, so does the number of hacking attacks and other crimes. Therefore, more and more users and businesses are using the cloud to store and manage data to protect their sensitive information. However, the increasingly popular Internet of Things (IoT) also brings security risks. Cybercriminals are constantly inventing new technologies and ways to bypass our defences.
How can we successfully defend against cyber-attacks? In particular, is critical and important infrastructure resilient enough to successfully counter hackers? And will Europe have enough experts in the future?