Russian Cyber Warfare Will Only Get Worse

The Russians are not coming, they are here. And they're poised for new age warfare that uses weapons of mass disruption rather than destruction. This goes beyond any dispute about Russia trying to sway our elections or possibly using chemical weapons on a former Russian spy in England. The U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team released a report on March 15 detailing Russian cyber efforts that targeted "U.S. Government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors." We already knew last year about some cyber intrusions, but officials cast the incident as relatively benign. The new report identifies the fox in our house as Russia, and it gives more chilling details on the widespread efforts to take over industrial control systems, the actual systems that make the infrastructure work. That possibility is what makes this scary.Why aren't we having a larger conversation about this? Maybe because we are not currently equipped to address the risks as we stumble into the future.  Continue reading...

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