CYBERCOM is maturing rapidly thanks to developments including a new presidential memorandum, the most-recent National Defense Authorization Act, and Gen. Nakasone’s persistent-engagement and defending-forward operational concepts.
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Forcing China to Accept that International Law Restricts Cyber Warfare May Not Actually Benefit the U.S.
In a new Hoover paper, I argue that even if China agrees to apply international law to cyber warfare, that would probably not prevent or reduce the possibility of cyber conflict with the United States.
Recent news reports regarding Russian hacks affecting the November election suggest that the United States is preparing on possible U.S. cyber actions in response, such as revealing information to the Russian public about Putin’s financial holdings that would be embarrassing for him. Without comment on whether this would be a wise policy move, it’s necessary to point out that such an action would not be a “cyber response” in any meaningful sense of the term.
Fred Kaplan, author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, comes on the show to discuss Iranian cyberattacks, NSA attribution capabilities, and how the last six NSA directors stack up against each other.
NATO recently announced that it will regard cyber as a domain of conflict, joining land, sea, and air as other domains in which conflict may occur. At a press conference on June 14, 2016, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO “will recognize cyberspace as an operational domain, just like air, sea and land. Cyber defence is part of collective defence. Most crises and conflicts today have a cyber dimension, so treating cyber as an operational domain would enable us to better protect our mi
Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations joins Lawfare’s Jack Goldsmith for a discussion of his new book, The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age.
Steve Slick reviews General Michael Hayden's Playing to the Edge.
David Sanger has a new story (U.S. Had Cyberattack Plan if Iran Nuclear Dispute Led to Conflict) that leaves a very important question unanswered.
Here’s the key paragraph: