Accession Number : AD1031577

Title :   Building An Adaptive Cyber Strategy

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Zachary M

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Due to the complexity of cyberspace and the diversity of threats that operate in the new domain, current US cyber strategy has not proven effective. This paper dissects the cyber threat landscape and how advanced threats operate in order to devise an effective, adaptive strategy for US cybersecurity. US cybersecurity strategy must be threat-focused and threat-aware with capabilities built to evolve as threats evolve. Threat agnostic strategy that simply builds better perimeter defenses around victim networks is only part of what is needed to combat threats.

Descriptors :   denial of service attack , cyberwarfare , foreign policy , crime , department of defense , computer security , united states government , malware , intelligence community (united states) , international law , national governments , cyberattacks , surveillance

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE