Search: USA,Cybersecurity (54 materials)

 

Digital Multipolarity and the Geopolitics of Cyberspace

In its recently published mid-year Cyber Threat Report, the cybersecurity firm SonicWall reveals that the total number of ransomware attacks in the first and second quarters of 2021 has reached 304.7 million, up 151% from a year prior and already surpassing 2020’s total of 304.6 million attacks. Citing high-profile ...

09.08.2021

Passing the Test of the Covid Pandemic

“Enlightened self-interest” and “invisible hands” as guiding principles have not served the global community well “Enlightened self-interest” and “invisible hands” as guiding principles have not served the global community well. If the challenge of the current pandemic is ever to be decisively surmounted, it is going to be through a joint response. The hope is that this common effort will be transformational for the global community and will lead to emergence of new pathways and institutions for...

30.07.2021

Putin and Biden’s Cyber Summit

... which was enshrined in strategic documents adopted during Trump’s presidency. However, this perception will most likely subsist under the current administration. The first cyber crisis happened before Joe Biden’s inauguration. In December 2020, the cybersecurity company FireEye discovered that SolarWinds , a software package used by thousands of customers, including U.S. government agencies, had been hacked. The attack, which many believed had been carried out by Russia, was a big story in the media for weeks. Biden was eventually forced to make a statement about the attack, where he ...

29.06.2021

Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond

... Director-General, International Commission on Missing Persons, United States Ambassador Richard Burt Chairman, Global Zero USA, United States Evgeny Buzhinskiy Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board; Vice-President of the Russian International ... ... Presidents, Prime Ministers, Parliamentarians, and Publics,” for a more in-depth discussion of missile defenses (pages 15–17), cybersecurity (pages 24–25), and space (pages 26–27), along with nuclear weapons, prompt-strike forces, and conventional forces....

07.06.2021

Time to Create a Single Negotiating Cyber Forum under the UN General Assembly First Committee

... proposals and comments made during the plenary sessions and those on various draft reports at the stage of negotiations are accessible on the official UN ODA website. Besides, in cooperation with the OAS, UN ODA and Kenya, ICT4Peace organized a series of cybersecurity policy and diplomacy training workshops for Latin American and African diplomats. On Friday, March 12, 2021, after one and half years of proceedings, the UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Information and Telecommunications (ICT) in the ...

02.04.2021

Broad Cyber-Consensus

... all the worse by the new trend towards using the ICT for military and intelligence purpose as well as by numerous public accusations and threats emanating from both sides. One such example is the recent New York Times article on U.S. preparations for ... ... hack of U.S. government departments and corporations (known as the SolarWinds hack), which Russia is said to have carried out. Cybersecurity remains a sore point in U.S.–China relations as well. Tensions between major powers need to be reduced if we are ...

30.03.2021

On the Authority of American’s DNI: Are China’s Cyber Espionage and Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy Worrisome for BND and BFV?

... American capability to share intelligence with them. DNI labels China’s efforts to impinge influential politicians including congressional members and their assistants, which reflects a typical scenario: a chinses possessed plant in America hires thousands of American workers. Representatives of the Chines Company approach the union leader of the plant, explaining that a local congressional member gets stiff on legislation, which poses threat to the Chines interests. The union leader is notified ...

30.12.2020

The U.S. on the Way to Strategic Invulnerability

... will total USD 14.1 billion, which is 15 per cent more than in 2019. The Pentagon’s space programmes are classified, which creates additional risks for strategic stability. It is known that projects are under way in the United States to develop reusable space hypersonic systems and micro spacecraft, intercept spacecraft with “inspector” satellites, and carry out kinetic and non-kinetic attacks on satellites. Projects for directed-energy impact on nuclear weapons command systems are particularly ...

10.07.2020

Business and the State: Together into the Brave “Cyber World”?

... easier to do business. Third, if single standards and rules are developed, those companies that fail to comply may be held accountable. This is an excellent way to consolidate one’s market standing and undermine competitors. Steve Crown: Microsoft Cybersecurity Initiatives Finally, by calling for government regulations, companies will be able not merely to join the process of drafting rules that suit them, but to take the lead in this, especially since they have the groundwork already laid out....

18.05.2020

It’s Hard to Find a Black Cat in a Dark Room, Especially If It Isn’t There. RAND on the Search for Cyber Coercion

What we need is not strategies against cyber coercion, which RAND experts call for, but international frameworks for precluding cyberspace conflicts. What is cyber coercion and how have states used cyber operations to coerce others? These are the questions addressed in the RAND think tank's recent report " 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...

19.11.2019
 

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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