Subject This article discusses the specific risks posed by the emergence of new opportunities in the process of digital society formation. Objectives The article aims to develop certain proposals to counter threats and challenges emerging under the advent of digital technologies and comprehensive introduction of new ways of economic process organization. Methods For the study, we analyzed various incidents and situations occurred in cyberspace in recent years. Results The article shows the dynamics of development and the types of threats and risks generated by digital technologies. It describes the causes that led to threats and identifies trends in their development. Extrapolation of the identified trends for the coming years indicates the possibility of fundamentally new cyberthreats emergence. Conclusions Responding to emerging risks will require to create appropriate tools, the most important element of which is the availability of the Internet national segment.
Keywords: risks, threats, digital economy, high technologies, information society, threat countering
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