Cyber warfare: don’t inflate it, don’t underestimate it
Part of the Chinese government’s operational guidance for their military is that if an imminent attack was present from the United States, they would launch a preemptive network attack. And so in order to be able to do that, they need to have access to our network beforehand. And that’s why I believe this is such a serious matter. You may not hear about blackouts or power grid failures or any kind of cyber intrusion into the vast electrical grid system, but I think you need to accept the Chinese military at their word and recognize that this is their goal.
Russia, on the other hand, has not made it as clear as China. And Russia has not demonstrated that it would only attack in self-defense. It has used cyber attacks in an aggressive, offensive manner many times, going back into the late ’90s. It’s a whole different ballgame there.
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