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Is cyberwar war?

Can nation-states defend themselves from hackers and one another?


In recent years, as the world has become increasingly digitalized, the number of cyberattacks has risen greatly. What remains unclear, is whether a cyberattack on one nation from another should be considered a true act of war.

In this interview with Radio Spectrum, Justin Cappos (computer science and engineering) weighs in on the subject. As director of the Secure Systems Laboratory at NYU Tandon, Cappos has some valuable insights on multiple recent international cyberattacks.

Cappos created Uptane and in-toto, designed to prevent the kinds of attacks using software update systems that the U.S. recently suffered via a malicious action using SolarWinds.