Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

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Rand Corporation, Sep 22, 2009 - Computers - 238 pages
Cyberspace, where information--and hence serious value--is stored and manipulated, is a tempting target. An attacker could be a person, group, or state and may disrupt or corrupt the systems from which cyberspace is built. When states are involved, it is tempting to compare fights to warfare, but there are important differences. The author addresses these differences and ways the United States protect itself in the face of attack.

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CHAPTER ONE Introduction
CHAPTER TWO A Conceptual Framework
CHAPTER THREE Why Cyberdeterrence Is Different
CHAPTER FOUR Why the Purpose of the Original CyberattackMatters
CHAPTER FIVE A Strategy of Response
CHAPTER SIX Strategic Cyberwar
CHAPTER SEVEN Operational Cyberwar
CHAPTER EIGHT Cyberdefense
CHAPTER NINE Tricky Terrain
APPENDIX A What Constitutes an Act of War in Cyberspace?
APPENDIX B The Calculus of Explicit Versus Implicit Deterrence
APPENDIX C The Dim Prospects for Cyber Arms Control

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About the author (2009)

Martin C. Libicki, a Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation since 1998, works on the relationship between information technology and national security. He has written numerous monographs on the subject, notably What is Information Warfare, The Mesh and the Net: Speculations on Armed Conflict in a Time of Free Silicon, and Who Runs What in the Global Information Grid. Dr Libicki is also the editor of the RAND Textbook, New Challenges, New Tools for Defense Decisionmaking. His most recent assignments at RAND have been to develop a post-9/11 information technology strategy for the U.S. Department of Justice and DARPA's Terrorist Information Awareness program, conduct an information security analysis for the FBI, investigate targeting strategies of al Queda, and assess CIA's R&D venture, In-Q-Tel. He previously taught at the National Defense University. Dr Libicki received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978.

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