UK defense secretary urges NATO to fend off Russian cyberattacks
The U.K.’s defense secretary is accusing Russia of using cyber attacks to “disable” democratic processes across the West, and he’s demanding that NATO fight back.
“NATO must defend itself as effectively in the cyber sphere as it does in the air, on land, and at sea,” Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said. “So adversaries know there is a price to pay if they use cyber weapons.”
Fallon made the comments in a Thursday speech about the threat of “Russia’s military resurgence.”
He pointed to the Kremlin’s suspected role in influencing last year’s presidential election in the U.S., as part of growing number of alleged cyber attacks that have targeted Western governments.