Cyber Deterrence Strategy

Cybersecurity issues are heating up on the national stage.  Following the unveiling of U.S. Cyber Command on May 21, Cyber Czar Keith Alexander has warned that cyber attacks on the U.S. defense networks may be imminent, see news link below.

The NSF has long been a voice for promoting cyber security strategy and discussing privacy legislation alternatives.  We have written a summary of a comprehensive cyber security strategy, posted below.  In addition, we have posted our 2009 cyber security conference report that discusses, in great detail, the challenges of developing national cyber deterrence policy.

The last link is an article by Mark Bowden, published in The Atlantic, about the Conficker worm.  Conficker was a frightening computer virus that many people thought was eliminated in 2009.  News flash: it wasn’t, and the culprits may be planning even more threatening viruses in the future.  If you ever wanted to know how cyber warriors fight computer viruses and hackers, we can highly recommend this riveting article.

A Strategy for Deterring Cyber Attacks

By Richard E. Friedman and Eric S. Morse

Conference Report: National Security Threats in Cyberspace

Washington Post: Cyber Command Chief Warns of Possible Attacks
By Ellen Nakashima

The Atlantic: “The Enemy Within”

By Mark Bowden


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