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Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Option

  • Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

The Heritage Foundation is hosting author of "Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Option," Scott Jasper, who provides a systematic analysis of the various existing strategic cyber deterrence options and introduces the alternative strategy of active cyber defense.  He examines the array of malicious actors operating in the domain, their methods of attack, and their motivations.  He also offers answers on what is being done, and what could be done, by the government and industry to convince malicious actors that their attacks will not succeed and that risk of repercussions exists.  Jasper then proposes adopting a strategy of active cyber defense that combines internal systemic resilience to halt cyber attack progress with external disruption capacities to thwart malicious actors’ objectives.  He shows how active cyber defense is technically capable and legally viable for the deterrence of cyber attacks.

Event Details

  • Date: June 28, 2017

  • When: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Where: Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium