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Cyberspace Is Neither Just an Intelligence Contest, nor a Domain of Military Conflict; SolarWinds Shows Us Why It’s Both
Future conversation needs to move beyond the military versus intelligence contest binary construct to more meaningfully explore how states may seek to use cyberspace for multiple objectives, either in sequence or in parallel.
Given the wide range of strategic and tactical benefits for Russia, a cyber operation with SolarWinds’ scale and sophistication should never be understood as “just espionage.”
The United States has just sanctioned various Russian entities in express response to the SolarWinds Orion exploit campaign. But what normative line, if any, is the U.S. saying that Russia crossed?
In advance of the new Biden administration cybersecurity executive order, it’s time for the federal government to get proactive about cybersecurity.
States and other stakeholders can use Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter to bar not just uses of force in cyberspace but also threats of such force by equal measure.
On Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 10:15 a.m., the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on understanding and responding to the SolarWinds supply chain attack.
If the SolarWinds/Holiday Bear campaign was a minimally invasive arthroscopic incision into vulnerable networks, the Microsoft Exchange hack was a full-limb amputation: untargeted, reckless and extremely dangerous.
There is a gap between how administration officials are framing the nature of the SolarWinds incident and what the available evidence indicates about it.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing on the recent hack of U.S. networks by a foreign adversary. The committee will hear testimony from Kevin Mandia, CEO of Fireye; Sudhakar Ramakrishna, CEO of SolarWinds; Brad Smith, president of Microsoft; and George Kurtz, president and CEO of Crowdstrike.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here or below: