The three nations that are the largest cyber threats to the United States are, in no particular order, North Korea, Russia and China. They have been reverse-engineering our technology for a number of years, dating back to the beginning of the Cold War. The originators of some of the most devastating cyber-attacks have been based in these three countries, such as WannaCry and mass cryptocurrency theft (North Korea), Petya/NotPetya (Russia), and multiple data breaches (China).
The end of the Cold War meant that the countries that threatened American democracy didn’t go away. They adapted to use technology to attack us instead. Now that the extent of these attacks is being made known, we have two choices, according to CSO’s Mitchell Parker. Either we can continue to do little, or own and accept what’s happened and improve our situation.
Read more about Mitchell Parker’s insights on CSO.