Whatever Happened Y2K?

Dr. Richard Forno, Director of the UMBC Graduate Cybersecurity Program in the United States, has a modern day scenario for you.

“Imagine a world where nearly everyone thought Facebook, Twitter, Snap, Insta, TikTok, Google, Postmates, Deliveroo, Uber… wireless networks, power grids, … pretty much all aspects of modern life …. were predicted to all go down at the same time,” Richard says.

Richard, who completed his PhD at Curtin University’s Internet Studies Program, says “the world was based, if not dependent, on all these systems. Nobody really thought about the ‘bad side’ of networking everything together.”"