Framework and Principles for Active Cyber Defense

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Authors
Denning, Dorothy E.
Subjects
Cyber security
cyber ethics
active defense
hacking back
air and missile defense
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Date of Issue
2013-12
Date
December 2013
Publisher
Elsevier
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Abstract
This essay offers a broad view of active defense derived from the concept of active air and missile defense. This view admits a range of cyber defenses, many of which are widely deployed and considered essential in today’s threat environment. Instead of equating active defense to hacking back, this wider interpretation lends itself to distinguishing different types of active defense and the legal and ethical issues they raise. The essay will review the concepts of active and passive air and missile defenses, apply them to cyberspace, describe a framework for distinguishing different types of active cyber defense, and finally suggest legal and ethical principles for conducting active cyber defense.
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Article
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The article of record as published may be found at http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2013.11.004
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
10 p.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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