The ability to attribute cyber attacks to those responsible is essential for the U.S. to respond to and deter future attacks. In fact, deterrence is a central tenet of the Pentagon's cyber strategy. But attribution in cyberspace poses an immense challenge, especially as cooperation between countries and non-state actors increases.
To effectively identify those responsible for cyber attacks, the Pentagon needs a holistic attribution process that integrates technical, operational, and strategic levels of analysis.
Download this GBC Issue Brief to learn:
- The extent of the cyber attribution challenge facing the Pentagon
- How a three-pronged approach to attribution can increase the degree of certainty in identifying perpetrators
- How the Pentagon can improve the technical level of its cyber attribution process