Cyber defence: We’ll hack back at attackers, says US

The military must be prepared to disrupt hacking attacks before they reach US computer networks, according to a new strategic vision from the Pentagon. The Department of Defence (DoD) has updated its cyber strategy for the first time since 2015, advocating a more aggressive approach than the previous document.

Perhaps most controversially, under the new strategy the US should be ready to “defend forward to disrupt or halt malicious cyber activity at its source, including activity that falls below the level of armed conflict”.

Read more about the more aggressive cyber strategy adopted by the US Department of Defence and the implications thereof, on ZDNet.





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