Pentagon Publicly Releases 33-Page Cybersecurity Strategy

A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyber-warfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.
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A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyber-warfare as an option in conflicts with enemies. The 33-page strategy says the Defense Department ‘should be able to use cyber operations to disrupt an adversary's command and control networks, military-related critical infrastructure and weapons capabilities.’ The cybersecurity strategy is the second done by the Pentagon and is slated for release Thursday, but it was obtained early by The Associated Press. The previous strategy, which was publicly released in 2011, made little reference to the Pentagon's offensive cyber capabilities, although U.S. officials have spoken quietly about the issue. The new document takes a more open approach in part because officials said the Pentagon wants more transparency in its cyber mission — and because it could provide some deterrence to adversaries.