“We are probably in a cyber-conflict with a lot of people including Russia. It feels like we are already engaged in a cyber-conflict [with Russia] with lots of attacks, but whether you would call it a war…? There is less actual damage,” commented Robert Hannigan, former director general of GCHQ in response to a questioner at his InfoSecurity 2018 keynote today who’d asked, ‘Are we in a cyber-war with Russia?’
In his presentation: ‘Weaponising the web: Nation-state hacking and what it means for Enterprise cyber-security’, Hannigan noted that there are two main issues to contend with: trying to retrofit security onto internet; and trying not to make the same mistakes of 30 yrs ago so that we will need to retrofit our future.
Hannigan suggested that despite all the changes, the three attack threats remain the same: lone actors, cyber crime, and