The infiltration by Russia emphasizes the importance of implementing the layered deterrence strategy recommended by the U.S. Cyber Solarium Commission.
Brandon Valeriano is the Bren Chair of Military Innovation at the Marine Corps University and a Senior Advisor with the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
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