The article discusses Russia’s alleged hack of the DNC and whether it classifies as an “act of war” under international laws and norms. The authors conclude that measured and proportionate responses, founded in the rule of law, are the soundest long-term strategy for dealing with this attack. Quantifying what justifiably constitutes ‘measured and proportionate’ is the challenge that remains ahead.
Joey Johnson is chief information security officer at Premise Health, a provider of employer-sponsor health and wellness centers for employees. He is responsible for leading all organizational efforts related to security operations and engineering, information technology and security compliance. He can be reached at Joey.Johnson@PremiseHealth.com.