Informing US cyber strategy
Debate is underway on revisions to the National Cyber Strategy and an update to the US “Defense Cyber Strategy/Defend Forward.” The 2018 National Cyber Strategy represented a significant shift toward a more proactive and expansive approach to cyber conflict, but much remains to be understood about the potential consequences of conflict in cyberspace, including how a Defend Forward posture would affect the stability of the domain as well as the cyber posture of US adversaries and partners.
To inform these debates, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, offers the Cyber Strategy Series to curate and present new and expanded perspectives on the most pressing topics in cybersecurity strategy. This series is intended to challenge assumptions and spark productive debate, to contribute to a better understanding of how the United States and its allies and partners can and should operate in the cyber domain.
The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, works at the nexus of geopolitics and cybersecurity to craft strategies to help shape the conduct of statecraft and to better inform and secure users of technology.