Cyber Security

“Cybervandalism” or “Digital act of war”? America’s muddled approach to cyber incidents won’t deter more crises

“If experts say a malicious cyber code has ‘similar effects’ to a ‘physical bomb,’ and that code actually causes ‘a stunning breach of global internet stability,’ is it really accurate to call that event merely an instance of ‘cybervandalism’? Moreover, can you really expect to deter state and non-state actors from employing such code and similarly hostile cyber methodologies if all they think they are risking is being labeled as a cyber ‘vandal’ subject only to law enforcement measures?  Or might they act differently if it was made clear to them that such activity is considered an ‘armed attack’ against the United States and that they are in jeopardy of being on the receiving end of a forceful, law-of-war response by the most powerful military on the planet?”

Source: “Cybervandalism” or “Digital act of war”? America’s muddled approach to cyber incidents won’t deter more crises – Lawfire

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