Monday, January 16, 2023

Rogers internet outage in Canada occurs on same day Cyber Polygon was originally supposed to take place

 Cyber Polygon 2022 was originally slated for July 8, but was postponed on May 25, and a new date still hasn’t been set.

July 8, 2022 was also the date that Canadian telecoms giant Rogers experienced a major network outage that “disrupted nearly every aspect of daily life, cutting banking, transport and government access for millions, and hitting the country’s cashless payments system and Air Canada’s call center,” according to Reuters.

“We all know, but still pay insufficient attention to, the frightening scenario of a comprehensive cyber attack, which would bring a complete halt to the power supply, transportation, hospital services, our society as a whole” — Klaus Schwab, Cyber Polygon 2020

Prior to Cyber Polygon 2021, the WEF released a short video on January 18, 2021 warning that:

“A single day without the internet would cost our economies more than $50 billion, and that’s before considering economic and societal damages should these devices be linked to essential services, such as transports or healthcare.”

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