Cyberattacks of websites will be a feature of any war

by Chris Zappone

Or as Michael Chertoff said “Welcome to the new world.” 

And it begs the question whether the NSA backing off its offensive cyberweapons plans makes sense. I suppose calls for a more aggressive response will get louder the longer businesses are disrupted. But possibly the most interesting effect will be at a corporate-to-society level. If US corporates find themselves targeted for political reasons, particularly at a time when there is a collective souring on various aspects of globalization, the issue of political-hacking could galvanize the industries. That’s a big if, of course. But the threat and pressure of politically-motivated hacking will create a number of responses within the and between the companies. Given the long-term commercial challenges, this could be one of them.