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03 November 2022, 15:20

Belarus' security chief: Cyber warfare can be more dangerous than military aggression

MOSCOW, 3 November (BelTA) – Cyber warfare can be more dangerous than direct military aggression, State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich told the media after the 10th meeting of the secretaries of CIS security councils in Moscow on 3 November, BelTA has learned.

“Today, cyber security issues acquire the greatest relevance, and it is still unknown what is more terrible: cyber warfare or a military aggression. Yes, a military aggression means the death of people, while cyber warfare entail the destruction of entire infrastructures, state institutions, which can cause the destruction of a state without any shooting or other ways of impact,” said Aleksandr Volfovich.

He recalled the recent meeting chaired by the Belarusian president, where issues related to cyber security in Belarus were considered. “A number of instructions were given, and I think a decree on cyber security will be developed in the near future,” the state secretary said.

“Close attention is paid to these issues. There is an exchange of views, interaction with Russia. We are studying and adopting experience from China and other countries on the matter,” Aleksandr Volfovich said.

“Cyber security issues are a rapidly developing area which is very difficult to keep track of. We have to do our best to stay ahead and, first of all, develop mechanisms to protect government structures,” the state secretary said.

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