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CNN Newsroom: NY Times—US Ramping Up Cyberattacks on Russia

June 16, 2019

Partner Lisa Monaco joined CNN Newsroom to discuss The New York Times’ report that the US is ramping up cyberattacks on Russia.

“What I think is notable here and what I took note of in this reporting is, if it is indeed true … and if it's indeed an escalation, in terms of the US capabilities and operations offensively into the Russian systems, it is significant, because what we're talking about here is the power grid—civilian infrastructure—and what we in the United States have termed our own power grid as ‘critical infrastructure,’” Monaco said. “And for many years, the United States has been of the view that an attack on critical civilian infrastructure that could result in kinetic effect … would be against the types of norms that we've been trying to create internationally.”

Lisa Monaco was formerly President Obama’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor.