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Cyberspace -- What Senior Leaders Need to Know
 
Eight graduates of the Information Protection Technicians course, a unique and new career field aimed toward cyber defense and tracking of security threats, gathered with Brig. Gen. Alan Lynn, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence  (Photo: US Army)  

 

CYBERSPACE: WHAT SENIOR MILITARY LEADERS NEED TO KNOW

Darryl S. Shaw
Colonel, United States Army

USAWC Class of 2010

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

SUMMARY

In the last century, the United States was protected from a direct physical attack by its adversaries due to its geographic isolation. However, today any adversary with sufficient capability can exploit vulnerabilities in the United States' critical network infrastructures using cyber warfare and leverage physical attacks to significantly impact the lives of its citizens and erode their confidence in its ability to protect their way of life.

This AY-10 student research paper provides information to assist senior leaders working to prevent or to minimize the effects of future cyber attacks by a nation state or non-state actor against the United States' critical network infrastructures.




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