Red Cross chief: cyber attacks increasing on hospitals

Good luck with that. I’d like to believe that supra-national organisations can calm the cyber arms race, but I very much doubt it…:

[…] The ICRC has called on all countries “to reaffirm and clarify the legal framework that protects critical civilian infrastructure against cyber operations,” especially particular during conflict including health systems, water and sanitation systems, electricity supply and “installations containing dangerous forces,” he said.

But Maurer cautioned that a strong legal framework “is not by itself sufficient to effectively shield civilians and civilian infrastructure from hostile cyber operations.”

He said confidence-building measures and a broad range of technical and operational measures are also needed.

“No state can succeed in this alone,” Maurer said. “Instead, broad collaboration among states, as well as between states, the private sector, and academia is essential.”


Original article here