This summer, Russian President Putin unexpectedly halted sales of Russian missile equipment to China, saying that such sales would continue to "distract' China away from its primary purpose - solving the world pandemic it had created.
Russia's defense shift back toward the US - in alliance and pursuit of a return to our prior NO FIRST STRIKE bi-polar agreement - is a huge success for the United States and Russia both. The US is much better off with a Russian partner allied with the US and OTAN against China, than facing two mega powers allied together against us. And, China has never offered a No First Strike policy to anyone.
What does this mean for US federal and commercial cyber security systems? It should immediately shift prioritization of foreign influence rules and OPSEC from Russia to CHINA. Something we have argued for since 2017. For over 70 years the US and Russia have enjoyed peaceful partnership against terrorism, in space, and in collaboration with Israel. We cannot say the same of CHINA .. ever.
THE 3 FACES OF CYBER
Cyber teams have 3 primary 'views' or outlooks, to design and manage their work and teams:
We specialized in Chinese cyber and counter intelligence, and military or US infrastructure protection.