Accession Number : AD1044758


Title :   Cyber Deterrence by Engagement and Surprise


Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access


Corporate Author : National Defense University Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington United States


Personal Author(s) : Chen, Jim Q


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1044758.pdf


Report Date : 21 Dec 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : The conventional deterrence strategies of denial and punishment do not factor in the unique characteristics of the man-made cyber domain. This domain needs a new and holistic deterrence strategy that involves prompt and direct cyber responses that are sudden, dynamic, stealthy, and random so that adversaries can be defeated mentally and virtually. This article offers such an approach that I refer to as deterrence by engagement and surprise.


Descriptors :   CYBER DEFENSE TECHNIQUES , deterrence , strategy , computer network security , threats , cyberattacks , DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACK , information operations


Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE