Monday, May 18, 2015

Asymmetric Warfare

Cyber-warfare that affects us in the physical world could be an act of war. Which means we will not restrict retaliation options to the cyber-domain:

“Because an opponent comes at us in the cyber domain doesn’t mean we have to respond in the cyber domain,” said [the director of our National Security Agency, Michael] Rogers, who also heads up the U.S. Cyber Command, speaking at the George Washington University forum. “We think it’s important that potential adversaries out there know that this is part of our strategy. The whole goal is, you do not want to engage in escalatory behavior.”

As the newswire Agence France-Presse reports, Rogers did not eliminate the possibility for real-world retaliation against a digital-based attack.

This is what I've been saying.

It's really just asymmetric warfare--which is all the rage--right?