Russia’s Armed Forces are striving to ensure the maximum protection of national communications, as several countries have increased their ability to commit cyber attacks.
Yury Kuznetsov was the head of the Russian Secretary of State’s Secret Service of Protection.
“A number of foreign countries are developing capabilities to influence information technology in the military information infrastructure for military purposes. The Secretary of State’s Protection Service currently carries out several specific measures to achieve a maximum level of protection of the information infrastructure and telecommunications of the Armed Forces,” said Kuznetsov.
The statement was made to the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper in an interview released on Wednesday.
Currently, the Russian service is working to ensure the security of information in the systems of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, among other measures, noted the official.
Meanwhile, the West continues to push the idea that Russia continually hacks and interferes in elections and daily administration, despite not providing an iota of evidence. This has been a cause of hostility.
One such example comes with the United States who were preparing for a cyber attack on Russia if Russia became directly involved in the US midterm elections, a report by the Center for Public Integrity said, citing senior US officials and senior officials.
The report said US military hackers have been given the green light to overturn Russian networks should the country unleash another attempt at “malignant influence” in elections such as “trying to influence people’s opinions or the way people vote.” “Direct interference” would allegedly consist of attempting to tamper with voter registration documents or the final results of the votes.
The plan was organized under a highly secretive executive order signed by United States President Donald Trump earlier this year, which facilitates the deployment of digital weapons for national security.