A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012

Jason Healey is a world-renowned strategic thinker who has focused for years on issues of importance to national security. He has served in government and industry and at the Atlantic Council, and has also dedicated a significant amount of his personal time helping lead the non-profit Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA). He was one of CCSA’s […]

DoD’s New Air Sea Battle Concept: An overview

The recently released summary of the Air-Sea Battle: Service Collaboration to Address Anti-Access and Area Denial Challenges provides interesting reading on how DoD is preparing to meet evolving threats. It’s a direct challenge to DoD components to work together and collaborate – more than they ever have before. DoD has traditionally been a kluge of distinct and […]

My Infosec Wish for 2013: A Balanced Cyberwarfare Debate

I can already hear the chuckling. “Cyber warfare? Balanced? And I’d like partisanship in Washington to end, a double date with Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson, and some fries with that!” Yes, my desire is utopian, but the fact that I would have to qualify it with a self-deprecating remark suggests the distance that we […]

Anti-Access Area-Denial (A2AD) in Military Domains and in Cyberspace

Since 9/11, the US has invested heavily in high-end technologies to counter military threats. We have all been amazed at some of the breakthroughs that have been made. Eleven years of fighting on multiple battlefields has given us the opportunity to test these new technologies in places and ways that were never possible before. Throughout […]

The U.S.'s Defensive Challenge in Cyberspace

In cyberspace it is generally thought that offense has the advantage over defense because defenders must be perfect and attackers only have to be successful once. It is also commonly thought that the U.S. has the biggest space to defend because of its heavy reliance on networks for everyday life and military operations. So how […]

Is the United States Militarizing Cyberspace?

Though cybersecurity has been a concern for decades, we have seen an uptick of concern during the last four years. The Obama administration has made the issue a priority. Early in his term, the President gave a speech on the subject and the next month the Secretary of Defense announced the creation of the military’s […]