Archive for September, 2010

Research Report-Will Goodman on Cyber Deterrence

September 17, 2010

The NSFR Blog is launching a new bit of regular content: Research Reports.  Every month, important articles and reports will be summarized and then analyzed for strategic content.

The first Research Report analyzes Will Goodman’s article on cyber deterrence theory, which was featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Strategic Studies Quarterly.  Mr. Goodman provides an informative primer on deterrence theory and argues that there are important elements that must be present for international cyber deterrence to work.  Three sets of cyber attack events are discussed.  The Research Report applies complementary strategy to these cyber deterrence elements.

Research Report: Will Goodman’s “Cyber Deterrence: Tougher in Theory than in Practice?”
By Eric S. Morse