This interview by Nick Kelly was published by Cyber Security 360 on 20 November 2019
In this “Secure in Mind” podcast episode, GCSC Commissioner Christopher Painter talked about the complexities involved in diplomacy like shaping cyber dialogue, coordinating different support mechanisms and stakeholders, untangling complex adversarial relationships and posturing correctly to gain both internal and external desired reactions.
During the interview, Painter emphasized the need for inter-country alliances aimed at defense-driven information sharing and joint public attribution. Following this, there was a discussion on the perceived purpose of hacking attacks, in which it was highlighted that we need to distinguish between hacktivism activities (for privacy, freedom online, security, defense) and crime (data theft and leakage, public exposure of secret documents, unauthorized access to restricted sources of information) while also looking at the associated disincentives / sentences for criminal hacking activities.
You can listen to the full podcast here.