Cyber Threat to Glasgow COP26

UN Climate Change Conference, shortly known as COP26, scheduled to be held in between November 1st, 2021 to November 12th, 2021 at Glasgow, Scotland and an alert issued by the Sunday Mail says that the conference that is to be attended by many supreme world leaders including United States Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, is likely to be targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack.

According to a twitter report citing The Sunday Mail as the reporting source, Glasgow’s underground and train network might be targeted by some state funded actors who are working with an ambition to disrupt the conference and entire national infrastructure.

Glasgow’s Police authorities expect around 196 leaders from the world along with 30,000 delegates to likely attend the 12 day climate change summit and so large IT companies and government bodies that are going to serve the Summit were put on high alert by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre from Friday last week.

Highly placed sources say that a special task force has been set up and its work will be to review the Cybersecurity measures to be taken to protect the digital infrastructure of the public and private entities operating in the entire region of Scotland.

Scotland Government is also intending to assign the task force digitally securing the 12 days COP26 conference on all aspects and that includes the entire computer network of Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) as well.

Note- COP26 aka the 26th Conference of the Parties in the United Nations Framework is a gathering meant to discuss issues related to climate change and was scheduled to be held at the SEC Centre, Glasgow, for every 5 years- as per the Paris Agreement. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotland held the conference in November this year, instead of the same time last year.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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