Bryan Cunningham on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

December 1, 2016

bryancunningham-cnn-screen-shot-2016-12-01Topic: Growing Concern about Election Day Cyberattacks by Russia
Aired: Nov. 4, 2016
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“If you shut down or disable or undermine the communications that people are using to figure out where to vote and to actually deal with traffic and things like that, you could create massive delays and lines,” said Bryan Cunningham, UC Irvine Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute.

Waging war with no bombs or missiles

November 30, 2016

“Cyberspace is the Wild West. There is no consensus over how nations should behave in using cyber weapons,” said Bryan Cunningham, the former CIA officer who heads UC Irvine’s new Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute.

“There’s no treaty that specifies what cyber activities rise to the level of armed aggression warranting a response. No one knows where the lines are, and that’s a dangerous situation. An adversary could miscalculate, taking an offensive cyber action thinking it’s below the threshold for response. But the victim nation sees it differently, triggering a much larger cyber or kinetic war than intended by the attacker.”

Read the full story at The San Diego Union-Tribune.