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Archive for February 27th, 2022

The Pivot: Nuke To Cyber

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Sitting here monitoring the situation, with the activation of the nuclear ready forces in Russia by Putin, I had to game things out a bit and wanted to share.

Short of a tactical nuclear strike, and then escalation, Putin may turn to the cyber arena instead come Tomorrow or later this week in reprisal for his being cut off from SWIFT, as well as other pressures that are coming to bear today. In the last few minutes, I have also seen Sweden sending lethal aid as well as other warfare equipment, Switzerland freezing Russian assets, British Petroleum pull out of Rosneft, and others around the globe starting to make Putin and Russia a pariah state.

These actions, mostly financial, are already wreaking havoc on his economy, but the more of them that come to play, the more cut off he will be to even prosecute his war…. Except maybe his cyber, war. Which brings me to the point. Come Monday, we may see reprisal attacks that generally, will not be considered, or haven’t been in the past, as reasons for kinetic responses.

As such, expect that soon we may see DDoS attacks on financial infrastructure, Ransomware attacks, Wiper attacks, and general detonation of malware. If you are in the FI space as a defender, get ready. If not, be aware that all of these actions could have effects on your business and your personal lives.

Be ready.

K.