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‘The Cold War (Rebooted)’ Cyber Insights for 4th January from The National Cyber Skills Centre

By . December 20, 2018

A new Cold War is erupting between two old adversaries with cyber security at its heart.

After an appropriate amount of time has passed concepts from the past seem to reappear. Not in their former guise but updated, with a different cast and a slightly refined agenda. I’m led to believe that this process of ‘rebooting’ as its come to be known is a good thing. Not when it comes to war it isn’t, and especially when it’s starting to distinctly resemble The Cold War.

The original Cold War, as I’m going to refer to it as concluded just over 25 years ago with the collapse of the former Soviet Union, however within weeks of its silver anniversary stories emerged about the former adversaries of Russia and the USA starting to lock horns again. The Obama administration claimed that their intelligence agencies had evidence pointing to the involvement of state-sponsored Russian hackers attacking the Democratic National Committee and other political organisations of the Democratic Party. This activity resulted in thousands of stolen emails, which cast the Democratic Party and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a less than favourable light.

The popular belief and one that the CIA announced to a group of US senators were that this was done by the Russians to bolster the chances of Donald Trump becoming president.

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