Accession Number:

ADA589115

Title:

Open Source Cybersecurity for the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Due to the unique nature and global interdependence of cyberspace, traditional methods of security and deterrence are inadequate to defend against cyber threats. Cybersecurity in the 21st Century requires a new and open approach that incorporates assets from across the globe. Partnerships among cyberspace stakeholders, public, private, multi-national and non-governmental, require a secure global network for everyone. This paper argues the open and unregulated principles making the internet powerful also make it impractical to secure. Additionally, strategic response options are inadequate due to the level of anonymity provided to an attacker. A modern, partnership-based approach is the most appropriate way to secure the internet, much the same way as a neighborhood watch secures our residential community. Participation is voluntary and facilitated through an international organization, such as the UN. Finally, examples of open source cyber defense and free information exchange demonstrate the partnership-based methodology will work.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE