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Cybersecurity and Deterrence

CYBERCOM’s Out-of-Network Operations: What Has and Has Not Changed Over the Past Year?

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.

Cybersecurity and Deterrence

U.S. Cyber Responses to Russian Hacking of the November Election

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.


NATO's Designation of Cyber as an Operational Domain of Conflict

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

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