Iceland At Bottom Of List In Terms of Cyber Security

Iceland is behind other nations in terms of cyber security knowledge, says the Minister of Universities, Industry and Innovation to RUV. Something that can threaten national security. The threat is more tangible after the invasion of Ukraine, according to the Office of the Inspector General.

A national security policy for Iceland was recently approved by the Althingi.

Runólfur Þórhallsson, deputy superintendent of the National Police Inspectorate's analysis department says that the authorities must be prepared for a cyber attack on the country's important infrastructure and institutions.

"It is this basic functioning of society that potential cyberattacks can affect and potentially disrupt operations in some way", says Runólfur.

Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Minister of Universities, Industry and Innovation, says it is important to increase knowledge about cyber security issues.

"Compared to other countries, we are very low in cyber security, and maybe we are between countries that we generally do not want to compare ourselves to," says Áslaug Arna.

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