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US military given more authority to launch preventative cyberattacks

Interesting news:

 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/18/politics/us-military-cyberattacks-authority/index.html

 

Not really sure the entire context, though, just a news flash.

 

 


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Newcomer I

Re: US military given more authority to launch preventative cyberattacks

Knowing how difficult attribution is, I wonder who makes the call that they are retaliating against the right person.  Would hate to be the cyber equivalent of a victim of "SWATTING"

 

Also, cyberattack could be hard to control, the concern should also be on the cyber attack going out of control and inflict damages on allies or innocent third parties. "Collateral Damage" as they call it, could be hard to avoid.

Newcomer II

Re: US military given more authority to launch preventative cyberattacks

Assuming our cyberwarriors are held to the same standards as are our ammunition warriors, there will be suitable efforts in place to minimize the risk of 'SWATTING.' As there are instances of incorrect firing upon the wrong targets, this risk can never be zero. But a proper risk analysis would minimize the occurrence of mistakes.
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Re: US military given more authority to launch preventative cyberattacks

> Calv1n (Newcomer I) posted a new reply in Industry News on 09-23-2018 10:45 AM

> Knowing how difficult attribution is, I wonder who makes the call
> that they are retaliating against the right person.

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