... foreign policy objectives, I joined a couple of leading political parties and even endeavored to get along with German intelligence networks thru different channels to obtain a greater picture of foreign policy objectives and forward strategy vis a-vis China. I took part at a number of events launched by politicians and parliamentarians, discussing Germany’s stance towards South Asia, Middle East and East Europe along with South China Sea. At the end of the day, I came across that the narrative of ...
... others? These are the questions addressed in the RAND think tank's recent
Fighting Shadows in the Dark. Understanding and Countering Coercion in Cyberspace
". The authors discuss cyber operations conducted by four states — Russia, China, Iran and North Korea — and try to determine whether those activities amounted to cyber coercion.
Starting with the study findings, we will highlight the following points. Cyber operations intended to coerce are a small subset of overall cyber ...
... multipolarity dominated by the United States
. This new transformation is, first of all, caused by changes in military and strategic relations between Russia and the United States, as well as by the appearance of a new global centre of power, namely China, which is not involved in the nuclear disarmament process.
The gradual erosion of the strategic arms limitation and reduction regime
: the United States has now withdrawn both from the ABM Treaty and the INF Treaty, the New START treaty is set ...
Business in Need of Cyber Rules
So Microsoft encourages Russian companies to join efforts in the field of cybersecurity?
Yes, our business has always been about partnering with others, even going way back to Windows and Office and the ... ... words “every person and every organization on the planet” are important to us because we want to be very clear: Whether it's China, whether it's somewhere in the Middle East, wherever we're not prohibited by law from doing business, we want to find a ...
... handle those matters. Since India does not have enough specialized organizations, foreign organizations were brought in, in particular, American ones, which, for obvious reasons, was not conducive to strengthening cyber protection. Since Pakistan and China were traditionally considered to be India’s principal adversaries on the cyber front, this state of affairs was considered acceptable.
The American challenge
India’s first serious attempt to respond to challenges in cybersecurity date back to 2012. At the Munich Security Conference, Indian specialists stated they were working on creating their own microprocessors and planning to cut imports of military software, instead of channeling money into domestic R&D (the ...
... project, while partly supporting the idea. Third, suspicious international reactions are detrimental to the country’s image.
Protecting Sensitive Data: The Experience of Russia and the US
3. Juggling various interests
Following the Cybersecurity law of 2017, China introduced the non-binding national standard Personal Information Security Specification that is somewhat similar to GDPR. The main focus of the document, however, lies in ensuring national security while still making sure personal data is only ...
... life are recorded. On the basis of each personal record a given person will be subject to examining before he/she is granted social privileges, i.e. social credit. The punishment scale for any misconduct is severe and rigid. This goes nicely along the
, which was passed in China in 2016 and aims at storing all big data on the Chinese soil. What kind of cyber defense will such a state where the population lives under the big eye have? A question, which will not remain unanswered for long. The backdrop to this story is China’s ...
... development of cyberspace.
Can Rules of the Game be Worked Out?
Vaccinated Atom: Cybersecurity for Nuclear
It is worth noting here that the international regulation of cyberspace has attracted more and ... ... to the securitization and militarization of this sector, as well as to changes in the balance of powers, primarily Russia and China. Cyberspace is not just a phenomenon of international politics, it is the driving force behind a series of transformations ...
Russian diplomacy is in dire need of support from China
Cybersecurity challenges are becoming increasingly important for ensuring Russia's national security. The issues of protecting information resources are coming to the fore in Russian foreign and domestic policy. There is reason to believe that the topic ...