This threat assessment describes the threat against Denmark from cyber attacks that supports crime, espionage, destructive cyber attacks, activism and terrorism. This year’s analysis has not prompted CFCS to adjust its threat levels compared to the 2020 levels.

 

CFCS assesses that the threat from cyber crime and cyber espionage remains VERY HIGH, that the threat from destructive cyber attacks and cyber activism is LOW, and that the threat from cyber terrorism is NONE.

 

Several specific incidents and attempted attacks in recent years underscore why the CFCS again assesses that the threat from cyber espionage and cybercrime against Denmark is at the highest possible level on the scale.

 

Even if a threat level has not changed, the threat may be reflected differently from year to year, suggesting that knowing the threat level is not enough to understanding the threat.

 

Cyber criminals, for instance, have adopted new methods that have led to greater costs and new consequences for their victims. At the same time, the pandemic has led to changed working conditions for many employees. It can challenge organizations' IT security if home-based workplaces are not secured as well as computers in the workplace.

 

However, the digital battle against the hackers is far from lost. As cybersecurity occupies a more central place in organizations, companies and authorities, resilience will increase. It reduces the risk of cyber attacks with serious consequences.

  • Author

    Centre for Cybersecurity

  • Release Date

    June 7, 2021

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