Identity, Attribution, and the Challenge of Targeting in the Cyberdomain
Journal Article - Open Access
NATO BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) BRUSSELS Belgium
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The cyberdomain has become key terrain of irregular warfare with state and nonstate actors leveraging social media and other digital tools for command and control, intelligence gathering, training, recruiting, and propaganda. Department of Defense cyber strategy highlights the urgent need for improved cyber situational awareness to reduce anonymity in cyberspace. This requires new technologies, doctrine, and analytical approaches for identifying and targeting adversaries operating in a digital landscape. This article examines identity-based targeting approaches developed during recent conflicts as a possible starting point for this effort.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics