Friday, July 15, 2011

Deterrence Is New U.S. Cyberwar Focus - WSJ.com

A digital domain dilemma

The Pentagon's new strategy for threats from computer hackers primarily deals with enhancing the defense of its computer systems and those of its military contractors. But Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that policy is just a start. He said that over the next decade the military would move beyond building better firewalls and make clear to adversaries that they will pay a price for serious cyberattacks.

"There is no penalty to attacking us now. We have to figure out a way to change that," Gen. Cartwright said.

Deterrence Is New U.S. Cyberwar Focus - WSJ.com

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