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Cyber-security’s Next Phase: Cyber Deterrence

by Dorothy Denning, Scientific American

For decades, deterrence has effectively countered the threat of nuclear weapons. Can we achieve similar results against cyber weapons?

Cyber-attackers pose many threats to a wide range of targets. Russia, for example, was accused of hacking Democratic Party computers throughout the year, interfering with the U.S. presidential election. Then there was the unknown attacker who, on a single October day, used thousands of internet-connected devices, such as digital video recorders and cameras compromised by Mirai malware, to take down several high-profile websites, including Twitter. Continue reading Cyber-security’s Next Phase: Cyber Deterrence