The very same threats affect us all….
I would add, as well as feckless leaders that allow it all……
Cyber attacks, lone wolves and Russia among biggest threats to Denmark
21 December 2016
DDIS said that cyber attacks could also be used to “influence public opinion” in Denmark. Photo: KACPER PEMPEL/SCANPIX
Cyber attacks, lone wolf terrorists and Russian aggression are among the biggest threats to Denmark, according to the Danish Defence Intelligence Service’s new long-term risk assessment.
The Danish Defence Intelligence Service (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste – DDIS) released its national risk assessment report on Tuesday, warning that Denmark is still considered a top terror target, that the nation is already being targeted by spies and criminals in cyberspace and that Russia will flex its military muscles over the coming years.
“Russia is carrying out a military buildup and modernization in western Russia, and the Baltic Sea region has become a major area of friction between Russia and Nato,” DDIS wrote, adding that Russia’s manoeuvres will give it “increased military options toward the West but Russia will not risk a direct military confrontation with Nato”.
“Russia’s distrust of Nato and its willingness to take risks increases, however, the risk of misunderstandings and miscalculations. Together, that contributes to increased insecurity, including in the Baltic region, and Russia in the coming years will continue to be a significant security challenge for the West and Denmark.”
DDIS also warned that Russia not only poses a physical threat, but in cyberspace as well. The agency warns that the “cyber threat against Denmark is very high and it is an ongoing threat in which Danish authorities and enterprises are continuously attacked by cyber espionage attempts”.