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dc.contributor.advisorHuntley, Wade
dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Duane
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo, Camilo
dc.dateDec-17
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-07T20:36:23Z
dc.date.available2018-02-07T20:36:23Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56881
dc.descriptionReissued 27 Sep 2018 to reflect updated abstract on pages i and v.
dc.description.abstractCyberattacks against critical infrastructure are not merely theoretical. Nations and private enterprises have come to understand that critical infrastructure can be attacked via cyberspace with serious repercussions. Critical infrastructure is vital to the United States because it provides power, water, transportation, and communication services to the American public. Those services are essential to U.S. security, economy, and health. Many documents, some dating back to the Cold War era, examine deterrence strategies to defend critical infrastructure against physical attacks, but literature regarding deterrence against cyberattacks on critical infrastructure is minimal. Deterrence is most important when defense is difficult, and defending critical infrastructure in cyber space is significantly difficult. Unlike conventional attacks, cyberattacks are fast and inexpensive, with ambiguous sources of origin. That is why a serious study deterring cyberattacks against critical infrastructure is necessary. Although the U.S. government is aware of the dangers posed by cyberattacks against its critical infrastructure, it does not have a well-developed strategy for deterring them. This thesis analyzes current U.S. cyber deterrence strategies and explores the feasibility of deterring cyberattacks against U.S. critical infrastructure.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/deterringcyberat1094556881
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleDeterring cyberattacks on U.S. critical infrastructureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCyber Academic Group
dc.subject.authorCritical infrastructureen_US
dc.subject.authordeterrenceen_US
dc.subject.authorcyber deterrenceen_US
dc.subject.authorcyber securityen_US
dc.subject.authorcyberattacksen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Cyber Systems and Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineCyber Systems and Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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