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Accession Number ADA589940
Title Cyber Deterrence: An Old Concept in a New Domain.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author M. J. Philbin
Abstract Cyberspace is the newest domain recognized by the United States military. One question often asked is whether or not deterrence is possible in the cyber domain as it is in the physical domains (land, sea, air, and space). Deterrence, simply put, is convincing an opponent that the potential value gained in an attack is not worth the cost or potential cost of the attack itself. Certain aspects of the cyber domain certainly affect this calculation, such as the monetary cost of cyber operations, the ability to attribute an attack in cyberspace, or the ill-defined nature of permissible behavior in cyberspace. However, these attributes do not fundamentally change the nature of deterrence. To successfully deter, the U.S. Government must continue to invest in cyber capabilities, lead in developing international norms for behavior in the cyber domain, and continue to bolster its domestic defenses.
Keywords Attack
Attribution
Computer network attacks
Computer network exploitation
Computer network security
Computer networks
Computer viruses
Cost benefit analysis
Cyber attack
Cyber deterrence
Cyber policies
Cyber security
Cyberwarfare
Deterrence
Hacking(Computer security)
Insider attacks
Low costs
Policies
Stuxnet virus
United states government
Vulnerability


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
62D - Information Processing Standards
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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