The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Belfer Center Seminar "A View from Russian National Security Council," with Oleg Chernov, Deputy Secretary, Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Mr. Chernov has been served on the Security Council of the Russian Federation since it's existence. He is a key advisor to President Vladimir Putin and deeply involved in a wide range of of foreign policy and economic issues.