I concur with Alan. He can speak better to the geopolitical elements here.
My concern here is in antagonizing the Russians. I know part of the friction points that we're seeing in the Baltics and in Ukraine is the fact that they're doing a transition from the BRELL grid to the European network. We're creating perimeters now between these two regions. There's a high degree of uncertainty about where the attacks are coming from, the attribution.
Let's be clear here. We have a hostile actor clearly in open warfare through either direct or indirect means. The challenge from a cyber perspective is how you go about saying, yes, it was Russia that was attacking and bringing down the grid. It currently happens to have military forces running in parallel. It seems like an awful coincidence if it wasn't.
From my perspective, you need to come up with mechanisms to verifiably attribute that. To do so, you need to have the resources and the will. In the United States we're seeing that they have an emphasis. They're focusing in other areas, this discussion about trade practices and whatnot. Again, if this is going to continue and if NATO wants to take a more measured approach, in addition to the appropriate level of forces, they need to factor in that cyber is part of that hybrid warfare, such as having trained resources to help with deployment and trained resources with the response and recovery for the industrial systems and whatnot.