I guess Russian hackers aren't scary after all
Russian hackers are the greatest threat to our once great democracy. Or so we've been told. It's the primary reason behind the economic sanctions, our foreign policy, and Democratic konspiracy theories.
Since it is supposedly this important, and this hard to defend against, a collective, international effort is called for.
The Trump administration soon will complete the final draft of a broad “cyber deterrence strategy” that will recognized that no single agency or country can do this alone. The White House believes this requires a “portfolio approach,” said White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce.
The strategy will emphasize international alliances and collaboration between government agencies, said Joyce, who is one of the administration’s foremost authorities on cybersecurity, having spent 27 years at the NSA.
That makes logical sense...if you think we are under siege by Russian hackers, like we've been told.
On the other hand, if you think the narrative that we are innocent victims is total bullsh*t, then this makes a lot more sense.
Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them.
The group of governments and companies pledged in a document entitled the "Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace" to work together to prevent malicious activities like online censorship and the theft of trade secrets.
The push is supported by EU countries, Japan and Canada as well as tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, among others.
Suddenly "international alliances and collaboration between government agencies" to save our sacred elections isn't important enough to be bothered with.
Now if this was "proof" that Trump was konspiring with Russia, then where is the outrage from Democrats?
A cynic might be incline to think that not only are we not innocent victims, but that we may even be the bad guys.
President Donald Trump has reportedly removed restraints on how and when the US can launch cyberattacks on its adversaries — and it could make attacks on other countries more likely.