Toward a Credible Strategy for Cyberspace

December, 2017
IDA document: D-8859
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Documents
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
Michael Fischerkeller See more authors
In the operational domain of cyberspace, protection and advancement of U.S. national interests cannot credibly rest on deterrence as the dominant strategy. A strategy that takes advantage of the unique characteristics of cyberspace is needed.
Cyberspace is vastly different from land, air, maritime, and space operational domains. Relative to other operational domains, cyberspace has no physical boundaries and the scope and scale of its complex information technology infrastructures are shifting constantly. Both cyber infrastructures and infrastructure data are subject to rapid modification.