Are cyber battle lines the new nuclear deterrent?

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Russian flags It seems that much of the next Cold War will be fought online. Security agencies in Britain and the US are working together to counter the increasing Russian penetration into western cyber networks. At the same time, the allies are infiltrating Russia’s own systems – so that they are in a position to counter any aggressive moves from the Kremlin.

Government departments, ISPs, critical infrastructure and big business are viewed as the main targets for Russian intervention. They are receiving advice on the best counter measures to take – including how to spot incursions, expedient patching and effective system configuration.

As well as their covert operations, Britain and America are also aiming to shine a public spotlight on Russia’s nefarious cyber activities. While it is still a game of cat and mouse, Russia has already demonstrated its cyber capabilities against Ukraine.