Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

How to Deter Nation-State Cyberattacks

Fergus Hanson of Australian Strategic Policy Institute Makes Recommendations
Fergus Hanson, head of the International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Deterring nation-states such as Russia and North Korea from executing cyberattacks will require sanctions and other pressure, says Fergus Hanson of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

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In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Hanson discusses:

  • How the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks were watershed incidents;
  • Why it's likely that such attacks will continue;
  • Why deterrence will be the key to dissuading nation-states from undertaking offensive cyber actions.

Hanson is head of the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. He formerly was a professional Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University, worked for the United Nations and served as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in The Hague.

About the Author

Jeremy Kirk

Jeremy Kirk

Managing Editor, Security and Technology, ISMG

Kirk is a veteran journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries. Based in Sydney, he is Managing Editor for Security and Technology for Information Security Media Group. Prior to ISMG, he worked from London and Sydney covering computer security and privacy for International Data Group. Further back, he covered military affairs from Seoul, South Korea, and general assignment news for his hometown paper in Illinois.

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