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April 12, 2018

Military Set for Cyber Attacks on Foreign Infrastructure

Featuring Michael Sulmeyer

Source: The Washington Free Beacon

Journalist Bill Gertz

American military cyber warriors are ready to shut critical infrastructures in China and Russia during a future conflict by conducting cyber intrusions into their networks, according to the general set to lead Cyber Command.

Both China and Russia have been detected conducting similar cyber battlefield reconnaissance against the U.S. networks used to control critical infrastructure in the United States, including electric grids, transportation, financial, and other critical systems.

U.S. military plans for similar cyber attacks on foreign infrastructure was disclosed last month in a little-noticed written Senate testimony from Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, nominee for the dual positions of commander of Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency.

Read the full article at The Washington Free Beacon


  • Michael Sulmeyer

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Michael Sulmeyer is the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project Director at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a Contributing Editor for the national security blog Lawfare....