06 Sep 2018

DHS Secretary Urges Hit-Back-Harder Response to Cyber Strikes

The Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has argued that U.S. responses to cyber attacks should be “more than commensurate” and declared that the country’s “days of cyber surrender are over” as it replaces “complacency with consequences…deniability with accountability.” Nielsen said that both statements reflected her personal opinions and

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02 Mar 2017

Defense Science Board Report on Cyber Deterrence

The United States gains tremendous economic, social, and military advantages from cyberspace. However, our pursuit of these advantages has created extensive dependencies on highly vulnerable information technologies and industrial control systems. As a result, U.S. national security is at unacceptable and growing risk. Over the past several years, the United

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02 Apr 2015

Rethinking the Cyber Domain and Deterrence

As the Department of Defense (DOD) formulates strategy and doctrine for operating in cyberspace, it is vital to understand the domain and how it relates to the traditional domains of land, sea, air, and space. While cyberspace has distinct technologies and methods, it shares many characteristics with the traditional domains,

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