The former director general of GCHQ Robert Hannigan took to the keynote stage at Infosecurity Europe 2018 to discuss the evolving cyber-threat landscape, describing how – whilst changes in sophistication of lone actors and cyber-criminals are increasing the challenges of keeping data secure – it is the rise of nation state attacks that is “possibly the biggest change in the last couple of years.”

Hannigan said that risks surrounding nation state attacks have always been an area of concern to some extent, but recent changes in political intent have made them a real and significant issue in today’s landscape.

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