On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
From the major retailer Target (40 million credit cards compromised) to the National Security Agency (1.7 million documents illegally downloaded), the cyber domain is under unprecedented siege. Attackers include political activists and criminal gangs, terrorists and hostile nations. And cyber defenders seem trapped in an endless day-to-day battle against an ever-changing threat. It’s tactical cyberwarfare.
Now it’s time to try a strategic approach, according to the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
In a new Need to Know Memo, William Matthews explores how federal agencies are taking a proactive approach to addressing cyber vulnerabilities.