The New York Times reported breaking story that Norway’s parliament was hit by a ‘significant’ cyberattack. As of yet we are unsure what the reason or motive was but a “limited number” of lawmakers and employees were impacted, and have been informed. Several members and staff of Norway’s main opposition Labour Party were affected, a party spokesman told public broadcaster NRK.
Javvad Malik, security awareness advocate at KnowBe4: Nearly all organisations and governments rely on digital infrastructure to support their day to day operations. Operational efficiency and service delivery can suffer greatly if digital systems are unavailable, unusable, or untrustworthy. Therefore, it’s important that all organisations and governments invest in cybersecurity controls that will allow them to not only protect against attacks, but help to detect, respond, and recover quickly from any incident.