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The Attribution Dilemma, False Flags, and Plausible Deniability in Cyber Warfare

WTF? Where are our cyber diplomats? Yesterday President Obama expelled 35 Russian Diplomats from the United States located in Maryland and New York. Ironically, I had recently written an article about “reinvigorating the arts of deterrence, diplomacy, and de-escalation.” Not only are we not activating our cyber diplomatic resources, we are doing the opposite by … Continue reading The Attribution Dilemma, False Flags, and Plausible Deniability in Cyber Warfare

A 3D Cyber Strategy: Deterrence, Diplomacy, and De-escalation

Within the last 2 months, the internet has experienced a dramatic escalation in attack magnitude yielded from Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks. First Krebs, then OVH, and finally Dyn. This confirms what we all have feared, which is that the rapid proliferation of insecure IOT devices can turn into a multitude of evil minions … Continue reading A 3D Cyber Strategy: Deterrence, Diplomacy, and De-escalation