Russia Stated the Need for an Adequate Response to the Threat of US Offensive Operations in Cyberspace

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Russian Ministry of Defense stated the need for an adequate response to the threat of US offensive operations in cyberspace, learned

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This topic was attached particular importance by the First Deputy Defenсe Minister of the Russian Federation Ruslan Tsalikov, speaking at a round table on topical issues of information counteraction during the Army 2019 Forum.

He recalled that earlier national security adviser to the US president John Bolton accused the previous administration headed by Barack Obama of passivity and inaction in cyberspace.

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“But the administration headed by Donald Trump, according to Bolton, turned the tide and, above all, began to actively conduct offensive operations in cyberspace,” added Ruslan Tsalikov.

According to Ruslan Tsalikov, these operations relate to the impact on the mind and psychology of man, and man-made. At the same time, the US cyber corps was granted the right to attack without the president’s sanction both on social networks and energy systems, the First Deputy Defenсe Minister noted.

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“It depends on us whether we will respond to the challenges and threats that society faces today. After all, correct diagnosis is the first step to recovery,” said Ruslan Tsalikov.

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Source: the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation