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If Russia hacked the 2016 election, how or why can we proceed with inaugurating Trump?

Russian Hacks Technically, the US intelligence didn't claim that the Russians hacked the election itself. What they claimed was that the Russians ran a campaign to "undermine public faith in the ...
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If Russia hacked the 2016 election, how or why can we proceed with inaugurating Trump?

What would we do instead? Keep Barack Obama? There is zero provision in the United States for delaying the inauguration. In fact, it's not even clear that the inauguration is legally necessary. ...
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If Russia hacked the 2016 election, how or why can we proceed with inaugurating Trump?

A foreign nation tried to influence the US voters. Big surprise, and so what! A foreign nation releasing information (true or not) to US voters is no reason to to scrap the constitution. Absent ...
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Why these far-right politicians identify child sexual abuse, and not another crime, as the justification for their attacks on cyber security?

There is practically no debate on the issue of child abuse, especially child sexual abuse. Practically everyone agrees it is bad, practically everyone agrees it should be punished. Furthermore, as a ...
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If Russia hacked the 2016 election, how or why can we proceed with inaugurating Trump?

Just some facts. The US interferes with other countries' elections all the time. Indeed, if Putin did interfere with this one, it had to do with Obama, and Hillary in particularly interfering with ...
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Progress moving US oil and gas pipeline cybersecurity regulation and oversight from the TSA to the DOE? (HR 370)

The bill was reintroduced as H.R. 3078 in the 117th Congress after H.R. 370 died in the 116th Congress. It was referred to the subcommittee on Energy of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and then was ...
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Does cyber warfare have rules similar to those existing for classic warfare?

The answer is complicated. To begin cyber warfare and classical warfare are separate ideas. Classical warfare is the word given for military engagements that government takes usually under a ...
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Progress moving US oil and gas pipeline cybersecurity regulation and oversight from the TSA to the DOE? (HR 370)

H.R.370 died in the last Congress. The new bill for the 117th Congress is H.R.3078 - Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act and was reported June 10, 2021; but has not been otherwise ...
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Why these far-right politicians identify child sexual abuse, and not another crime, as the justification for their attacks on cyber security?

Standard political playbook-strategy in the U.S.: You want to pass a law that is likely to face severe public and/or political opposition? Include provisions/arguments that allow you to accuse the ...
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Has a nation ever responded to a cyber attack (from a UN member state) by escalating to physical force?

The consensus in the international press (Telegraph, Forbes, foreignpolicy.com) appears to be that this is the second such instance of a kinetic response to an alleged cyber-attack, the first being ...
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If Russia hacked the 2016 election, how or why can we proceed with inaugurating Trump?

Since this is a hypothetical question, rather than dispute the premise of the hypothesis, let's suppose for the sake of the question, the strongest and worst possible case. Suppose a foreign nation ...
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Does any department of the United States government have an official definition of cyberwarfare?

United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) handles cyberspace concerns for the Department of Defense, and seem the best source of any sort of definition for 'cyberwarfare' or 'cyberwar'. Overall, they ...
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Is there a rating of countries by cyberattacks amount being launched?

As the comment suggests, different cyberattacks may have different impact, and the role of government may be different. The only thing we can do is make rough estimates based on publicly known ...
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What are the 16 critical infrastructure sectors the US demands a stop to Russian cyber attacks on?

According to the US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency: There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered ...
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Is it legal in the US to take down North Korea's internet?

The most relevant law is 18 U.S. Code ยง 1030 - Fraud and related activity in connection with computers. Now, recall that the commerce clause only gives Congress the right to pass federal law to ...
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Is there a rating of countries by cyberattacks amount being launched?

There are different ways to unpack this question. First, are we talking about state-intent cyberattacks, criminal-intent (stealing) cyberattack or a mixture of the 2? Second, the very nature of ...
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Does any department of the United States government have an official definition of cyberwarfare?

While not an official definition of cyberwar, the Congressional Research Service has published studies including this term. That research breaks it down to more precise terminology used by the U.S. ...
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What are the cyber warfare capabilities of Iran's Revolutionary Guard?

I'm a programmer, interested in, but not specialized in, security and often listen to the Risky Business podcast which brings in 2 security professionals as well as a journalist who's been covering ...
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