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Securing Cyberspace: Approaches to Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy   [open pdf - 498KB]

From the thesis abstract: "Effective protection of cyberspace is a national security priority, essential to securing critical national assets. A comprehensive U.S. cyber-strategy is needed to deter, defend against, and respond to cyber-attacks. This paper examines the characteristics of hostile cyber-attacks and their implications to development of an effective strategy. U.S. cyber-strategy should incorporate concepts in three broad areas. First U.S. government and military policies should adopt a differentiated approach to security policy, centralize protection of military and government networks under U.S. Cyber Command using layered and dynamic defenses, and pursue a holistic interagency approach, as begun with the Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative. Second, the U.S. should exercise diplomatic means to seek international cooperation and collaboration on core areas of cyber-security. Third, the U.S. should develop a robust defense strategy tailored to deter likely potential adversaries and include mechanisms for managing escalation during a conflict in cyberspace."

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2011-05-15
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