June 17, 2012

What Is America's Cyberwar Policy?

Washington Post, Washington Post

The world is awash in hacking, espionage, theft and disruption. Nations are struggling to defend their networks, but also building offensive cyberprograms designed to function as free-standing weapons or as adjuncts to conventional kinetic warfare.

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TAGGED: Cyberwar, Cyberwarfare


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