Russian cyber behavior: Where, when, and how to retaliate
“Countering this precedent requires a powerful focusing idea. While many focus on avoiding escalation in U.S.-Russian relations, it would be wise for the next set of policies to emphasize minimizing the damage (damage limitation) to democratic political system legitimacy and process norms caused by failing to respond appropriately to Russian activity.
At present, U.S. and Western political systems are under active cyber assault by Russian proxies.
Not only is this an unacceptable situation, but it is also one that threatens to worsen relations in Europe and between the U.S. and Russia by failing to correct and clarify government’s perceptions on acceptable cyber behavior.