Posted on January 23, 2018
At his talk at RUSI (Royal United Services Institute) yesterday, General Sir Nick Carter has warned that cyber warfare is a bigger threat to the UK than terrorism. He continued that “we may not have a choice about conflict with Russia”.
Enemy states using hybrid “weapons” ranging from assassinations and cyber attacks to the use of fake news and corruption now pose a greater threat to the UK and the West than terrorism, the head of the British Army has warned. Vladimir Putin’s Russia is the “arch exponent” of this form of clandestine combat and “represents the most complex and capable state-based threat to our country since the end of the Cold War”, said General Sir Nick Carter, adding that this was also the view of fellow commanders in the US, France and Germany.