The cyberattack that shut down an American East Coast pipeline underlines a global security challenge that needs urgent attention.
When ransom-seeking hackers breached the pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline last Friday, they claimed they were only after money. But their success and ease of operation exposed, yet again, the fragility of civilian infrastructure to hostile forces.
What are loosely defined as cyber or electronic weapons obscure further lines between civilian and military operators and their targets in a way that is coming to dominate the debate around modern warfare. […]