Russia Disconnects From The Internet – Commentary From Cybersecurity Expert

Russia has put in place its “sovereign internet” law, giving its officials wide-ranging powers to restrict traffic on the Russian web. If successful, this could have significant implications on Russian citizens and businesses as well as the cybersecurity landscape and the ability for other nation states to launch counter-cyber attacks against Russia as part of their defence strategy.

Ryan Kalember, Executive Vice President of Cyber Security Strategy,  Proofpoint
November 04, 2019
Additionally, Russia has historically been known to launch nation state attacks against targets across the world.
Russia’s focus on an autonomous Internet infrastructure is part of a larger global trend towards the balkanization of the Internet. China’s Internet censorship is one of the most known examples, but restrictive governments all around the world have blocked access to major parts of the Internet for decades now. While the underlying protocols that make the Internet work remain open, there is not ....
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