After years of focusing on counterterrorism, the U.S. intelligence community must now adapt to a long-term cyber struggle with nation-state adversaries. Success against these threats requires a shift in approach
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America’s cyber adversaries are catching up to it. NOBUS no more.
The call for persistent engagement in the 2018 Cyber Command Strategic Vision is not as much an articulation of a new stand-alone strategy as it is a counterargument against the deterrence-based and norms-based strategies of the Obama administration.
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.
After the Israel Defense Forces announced it launched an airstrike on a Hamas facility used for cyber operations, some observers warned that a dangerous line had been crossed and others questioned the legality of the strike itself. Both are wrong.
The strategy of persistent engagement in cyberspace is an overdue call to a much more active U.S. posture. But the United States needs a coherent campaign that cuts across domains and governmental authorities—not just cyberspace.
In 2012, Congress ordered the creation of a dedicated communications network for public safety workers. Seven years later, here’s where it stands.
A response to Max Smeets.
In a letter released Wednesday, six former combatant commanders and intelligence chiefs outlined “grave concerns” about risks posed by Chinese-developed 5G networks, including espionage, constraints on U.S. military operations, and threats to democracy and human rights. The letter is available here and below.
The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Justice released a report detailing an audit of the FBI process that notifies victims of cyber intrusion. The audit's findings criticize the bureau for notification delays, incomplete data collection and shortcomings in victim engagement. The report is available in full here and below.