Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight: Striking Back in Cyber Conflict

Our friend Jay Healy on recent (hyperbolic) responses to the new International Cyber Strategy:

If you pull a knife on a gunslinger, don’t be surprised if you get shot. This is one of the messages of the President’s new International Cyber Strategy. Some media outlets have taken to extreme headlines, such as “Obama Reserves Right to Nuke Hackers,” or “Hack us and we’ll bomb you.” These headlines, though perhaps intended just as hyperbole, highlight the routine misunderstandings when applying national security concepts to the technical domain of cyberspace.

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