The RAND Corp. has released "Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar," a new look at the protection of cyber infrastructure. Pointing out that the protection of cyberspace has become a national priority since cyberspace is now the dominant information medium, the report argues that cyberwar and cyber defense are nothing like traditional defense and warfare. "Cyberspace has its own laws; for instance, it is easy to hide identities and difficult to predict or even understand battle damage, and attacks deplete themselves quickly. The author explores these in detail and uses the results to address such issues as the pros and cons of counterattack, the value of deterrence and vigilance, and other actions the United States and the U.S. Air Force can take to protect itself in the face of deliberate cyberattack."
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