Threat of attacks on the cyberspace cannot be fathomed without accepting the fact that the internet, by definition, is an entity without any borders. What this implies is that cyberspace of a particular country or region cannot be excluded from the global network, which affects the latter and vice-versa.
Cyberspace’s growth directly proportional to cyber crime
Expansion of the cyberspace, globally, has been exponential which, in turn, has raised questions about how secure this international network is. However, it is this ability of the internet to grow and expand that also makes it one of the most important inventions of the last century. So, in a way, this openness is a double-edged sword. What makes the internet brilliant is also what causes online espionage, web terrorism, cyber warfare and cyber crime. In developing nations and emerging markets, the onus for security might even be greater as these are regions where the number of internet users is rapidly increasing along with those who are using smartphones and mobile devices.