Accession Number:

AD1048044

Title:

Identity, Attribution, and the Challenge of Targeting in the Cyberdomain

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

NATO BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) BRUSSELS Belgium

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE