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 :

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