The antivirus produced by the Russians must be eliminated, possible cybersecurity problems

The antivirus produced by the Russians must be eliminated, possible cybersecurity problems

The antivirus produced by the Russians must be eliminated

Franco Gabrielli, former Chief of Police and Civil Protection and who now holds the position of Undersecretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility for national security, was recently interviewed by Corriere della Sera, where he spoke about cybersecurity. In the current scenario, where the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has destabilized the international equilibrium, it is necessary to do everything possible not only to hit Russia with severe sanctions, but to get away as much as possible from its dependence. This also concerns the "virtual" world, first of all trying to protect itself from possible cyberattacks.

As Gabrielli himself said, "at the moment there are no indicators on the willingness to move the fight on this ground, but that doesn't mean it won't happen. We must not be caught unprepared by developing our defense capacity and resilience “. "The more the situation becomes complicated" and "the more the possibility increases that the conflict extends to cyber attacks on countries declared 'hostile' by Putin" and, consequently, it becomes necessary to face any potential IT problems "not with desperation but with spirit of reaction to avoid the worst consequences “. The first thing to do is to get rid of "the structural limitations of an inadequate public server system" and secondly of "an addiction to Russian technology".

Photo credit - As always, it is a good idea to defend yourself from potential attacks, also paying attention to any suspicious e-mails that could constitute phishing attempts, especially if they contain files to open attached that may contain malware, as well as adopt backup systems that allow you to recover important files.

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