Search: Cyberattacks (5 materials)

Cyberwarfare without Rules

... Times ’ reporting.” At the 10th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation Sergei Naryshkin said that the Russian security services were aware of planned cyberattacks and informed the relevant authorities in a timely manner. The question of the likelihood of cyberattacks being carried out on critical infrastructure was even put to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during a live Q&A on ...


The Nuclear Dimension of Cyber Threats

... any negotiation process, and a key stage that determines the success of the negotiations and the prospects for adapting the agreements to the rapidly changing reality against the backdrop of the scientific and technological progress. As for deliberate cyberattacks that may be of interest to states that have the requisite capabilities, we should take note of the opinion of the UK-based Chatham House, which draws attention to the complex dynamics of military-political relations in the event of a further ...


Support for Cooperation among Governments to Address Cyber Threats to Nuclear Weapons Systems

... in addition to the nuclear weapons themselves — could have catastrophic consequences. Bilateral and multilateral dialogues should identify cooperative actions and identify norms and rules of the road—for example, agreement to refrain from using cyberattacks against nuclear weapons systems—as well as confidence building and verification measures that could enhance confidence in future agreements. The nations in the Euro-Atlantic region are confronting a range of significant issues today. But ...


A New Cybersecurity Diplomacy: Are States Losing Ground in Norm-making?

... acts, the assessment of which is ambiguous from the point of the application of international law, since the mechanism for such cases has not yet been developed. Nevertheless, states don’t stand away from threatening with the use force in response to cyberattacks. While the problems of reliable technical attribution of cyberattacks have not been solved, we observe cases of political attribution of incidents. The UK National Cyber Security Center released a report in early October that provides information ...


Mean Girls and Cybersecurity

... concept of Russia’s cyber deterrence. The document offers quite picturesque description and analysis of Russia’s policy of denial when it comes to cyber deterrence. One may claim that the country’s recent policy has been to deny anything related to cyberattacks, and this may, in part, be right. But what draws attention in this document is something much more peculiar: in trying to prove and analyze the differences between Russian and Western approaches to cyber, it becomes clear that stances are ...


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