U.S. military cyber warfare and cyber security strategies take aggressive approach, but what are the risks?

Oct. 30, 2019
America must consider whether concepts like offense, defense, and deterrence are applicable to continuing cyber warfare and cyber strategies.

WASHINGTON – The United States has adopted a new cyber warfare strategy focused on persistent engagement and forward defense to thwart Chinese, Russian, and other state-sponsored cyber attacks. The National Interest reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

30 Oct. 2019 -- While this unprecedented defend-forward approach gives America many significant advantages in navigating cyber security, it also entails high-risks that could unintentionally escalate conflict.

As a result, America must consider whether its traditional understanding of concepts like offense, defense, and deterrence are applicable to the strategy of cyber warfare and whether they should continue to inform Washington’s cyber strategies.

America’s two strategies work together to ensure that there is no operational pause in American cyber security operations and that America has the capacity to disrupt attacks so effectively that an adversary’s costs of employing an attack against the United States are higher than its benefits.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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