Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cyber-siege Strategy

The tactical view of cyber-warfare is that of hacking in to systems, infiltrating data and causing systems to self-destruct. It's all a bit Hollywood in many ways, or at least that's the perception of many not intimately involved in dealing with the threat.

I recently wanted to address the strategic concepts of cyber-warfare - in particular the non-destructive aspects of an attack. The first article covering the strategic objectives of modern cyber-war was published yesterday on eSecurityPlanet with the subject "Siege Warfare in the Cyber Age".

In the article I point out the value of non-kinetic attacks and the restoration of device control at the end of hostilities (or regime change), and how future cyber-warfare can take on a siege-like approach.

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