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Russia plans internet disconnect to test resilience, world expects carnage

Russia seems set on testing its national resilience to hostile cyberattacks, following the introduction of a draft law that would require internal Russian internet traffic to stay within the country, so that it won’t be damaged by being disconnected from the rest of the World Wide Web. As such, the test is going to simulate such an event, by disconnecting Russia from the web, to see how well the country fares. It’s a good idea on paper, but many onlookers expect chaos. The Digital Economy National Program, which to reiterate is still in a draft form, would require Russian ISPs to implement policies that ensure they remain operational if they are cut off from the rest of the internet. The…

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