In an era where “cyber warfare” among conflicting nations looms large; burgeoning tension between US and Russia in the so-called “virtual domain” — is fueling concerns of “potential” real-world clashes.
Burgeoning Tension Between US And Russia—Artur Lyukmanov Warned The Risk Of “Full-Blown” Conflict
Moscow’s “top cybersecurity” diplomat—Artur Lyukmanov—has warned of the risk of a “full-blown” conflict against the US; heaping more coals to the extant tension between US and Russia. In his taunting proclamation, Artur Lyukmanov highlighted what he views as the “absence of concrete evidence” supporting allegations (that adds more tension between US and Russia) of Russian cyber misdeeds.
See reference here: The Newsyete
Artur Lyukmanov accuses the United States of amassing offensive “cyber capabilities” adding more tension between US and RUssia. Not only that, but Lyukmanov also mentioned that the United States is engaging in ‘hunt-forward’ operations (that adds more tension between US and Russia) targeting Russia — even employing proxies overseas.
Artur Lyukmanov singles out the ‘IT Army of Ukraine’ (a self-proclaimed ‘volunteer group’ that emerged during the Ukraine-Russia conflict) along with NATO nations—hosting ‘cyber laboratories’ in Eastern Europe (that adds more tension between US and Russia). The United States for its part, has accused Russia of “disruptive and destructive” cyber activities (that add more tension between US and Russia) citing incidents like the SolarWinds hack.
Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy Allows Us To Counter Russian Deleterious Cyber Activities
President Joe Biden’s administration’s “National Cybersecurity Strategy” allows US entities to retaliate against such activities, increasing the risk of escalating the tension between US and Russia.
See reference here: THE NEWSWEEK
Amid this escalating cyber tension between US and Russia, Moscow has been advocating for “international cooperation” on cybersecurity. Russia (in their collaborative initiative) even proposed a “universal treaty” to govern the responsible use of information and communication technologies. Further, they [Russia] emphasized the need for an “international legal framework” to prevent conflicts (assuaging the tension between US and Russia) stemming from the use of ICTs—echoing a consensus achieved between the US. and Russia a decade ago.
While tension between US and Russia persists, both sides have expressed “hope” for future cooperation and the development of binding agreements—to secure cyberspace. As the so-called digital world grows increasingly “interconnected,” the importance of maintaining “diplomatic channels” to mitigate the risk of devastating cyberattacks cannot be overstated.”