Moscow’s Cyber Strategy Crystallized in 2013 Article

Moscow’s Cyber Strategy Crystallized in 2013 Article by Nathan Hodge, James Marson and Paul Sonne, Wall Street Journal

Russia’s military laid out what is now seen as a blueprint for cyberwarfare with a 2013 article in a professional journal by Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the chief of Russia’s General Staff.

Cyberspace, wrote Gen. Gerasimov, “opens wide asymmetrical possibilities for reducing the fighting potential of the enemy.”

At the time, Russia’s military was absorbing the lessons of the Arab Spring, when social media played a key role in mobilizing leaderless protests that upended the political order across North Africa and the Middle East.

“In North Africa, we witnessed the use of technologies for influencing state structures and the population with the help of information networks,” the article stated. “It is necessary to perfect activities in the information space, including the defense of our own objects.”

Now that doctrine is likely to come under more scrutiny following new U.S. sanctions that target Russia’s military intelligence agency, the Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, as well as the country’s Federal Security Service, the successor to the Soviet-era KGB.

The Obama administration accused Russia’s intelligence agencies of “tampering, altering or causing the misappropriation of information” with the goal of interfering with the 2016 presidential election. And the U.S. Treasury Department named a number of companies it alleged were linked to the hack, shedding new light on the links between the Russian military and security services and the country’s IT sector.

In the 2013 article, Gen. Gerasimov elaborated on the Russian military’s desire to hone its hacking skills as an extension of conventional warfare and political conflict. Experts say that since then, Russia has used cyberattacks as part of its arsenal against neighboring countries and as a political weapon, Western officials and security researchers said…

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Meet the SednitGroup, aka "Russian hackers" THAT Trump evidently knows more about than even the CIA/NSA and FBI....

http://www.welivesecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/eset-sednit-par...

AND for those that do not want to really believe it...yes we are at war....

One of the best write ups on the core Russian state sponsored hacking group with ties to SVR/GRU...who was and still is behind major power grid attack and the DNC attack...

WHY do the readers of SWC now find this cyber war so surprisingly and unwilling to accept that it is in fact a true war just fought differently and with a mouse click not a gun...

I have been saying from this from the very first release of this Russian military article and the military annexation of Crimea....

Russian non linear warfare has two key cornerstones in order to be successful....

1. cyber warfare
2. information warfare

They are both intertwined and support each other.....believe it...accept and get ready for round two in the 2017....

I get massive support in my statements from the Russians themselves.....

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Cyberspace, wrote Gen. Gerasimov, “opens wide asymmetrical possibilities for reducing the fighting potential of the enemy.”

AND we are not at war.....come on get real....AND we are seriously losing...

AND NOW we have a US President who either has a full FSB/SVR/GRU dossier on him Or he is completely deluded who believes the Russians are not engaged in cyber warfare directed straight at the heart of the US along with a massive disinformation/propaganda info war....