President Obama released a new executive order threatening economic sanctions against foreign cyber attackers. Learn what this means in today’s video.
(Episode Runtime: 2:17)
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ambFEAFaAJY
- White House cyber attack executive order – Whitehouse.gov
- White House’s FAQ on today’s executive order – Whitehouse.gov
- Article on President’s cyber executive order – Engadget
- Hacking is a national emergency – Motherboard
— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
I’m pretty sure that the nations that commit cyber crime against the US already commit terrorist attacks or aggression against us or our traditional allies. We most likely already have sanctions against them but their activities persist. I don’t have the answer but it doesn’t seem that economic sanctions are working. Since our president likes to give lectures, how about lecturing us on how to avoid being such easy targets.
Corey Nachreiner says
I am with you on defense being the focus. Taking nation-state politics out of it, I do see a need to find ways to prosecute actual criminals… meaning the botherders and digital criminals stealing money from normal citizens everywhere in the world. However, when these criminals are in other countries, it can be hard for once nation-state to have an authority over a criminal in another state… So if they do things like freeze that one actor’s finances in the country they can influence, that might be fine… but if they are literally thinking about sanction against another state… that really hasn’t worked that well in the past.