How Russian cyberattacks could paralyze other countries as the nation invades Ukraine
In the wake of Russia’s aggressive moves on Ukraine and harsh sanctions the United States and other countries are imposing on Russia for its actions, security experts are warning of ways Russian leaders might try to retaliate. That push-back most likely would include cyberattacks on the sanctioning countries, primarily the U.S., says Nadya Bliss, executive director of ASU’s Global Security Initiative and a professor of practice in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, one of the seven Fulton Schools. Those efforts could include attempts to breach other countries’ cybersecurity infrastructures, disrupt communications and possibly launch misinformation efforts to attempt to influence public perceptions of geopolitical events and issues. Bliss stresses that information technology providers and government agencies should shore up their cyber defense operations and strengthen security backup systems.