Accession Number:

ADA402018

Title:

Information Operations: Computer Network Attack in the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

U.S. Information systems and critical infrastructures are vulnerable to attacks. The Department of Defense must establish directives to defend the U.S. information systems and critical infrastructures. The United States must devise measures to protect its citizens, critical infrastructures, and computer systems. The 21st century is more dynamic, with potential threats capable of launching cyber warfare via multiple means, targeting key United States centers of gravity. Therefore, the United States must design a comprehensive computer network attack policy to deter potential adversaries. This study addresses current information operations policy, DoD roles and responsibilities, Computer Network Attack Concept and Strategy. Lastly, this report outlines the ends, ways and means of a computer network attack policy, designed to protect and sustain national security. The study highlights the current U.S. information operations policy as it relates to computer network attack. Further, the study describes why the U.S. must protect its information systems and critical infrastructures against potential attacks.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE