Cyberattack Capabilities and Cyberdeterrence

Cyberattack Capabilities and Cyberdeterrence

Deterrence is possible only when others know or at least have good indications of what the opponent country´s military can do.
Cyberattack capabilities resist such demonstration. No one knows quite what would happen if a country suffered a full-fledged cyberattack, despite the plethora of skirmishes. While cyberattack capabilities cannot easily be used to shape the behavior of others, this does not mean they cannot be used at all.

This RAND´s Corporation report explores ways that cyberattack capabilities can be "brandished" and under what circumstances. It then goes on to examine the obstacles and sketches out some realistic limits on the expectations.

Read the paper here:

martedì 14 maggio 2013

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