The Washington Post quotes Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey on the Pentagon’s new cyber strategy that for the first time addresses the use of cyber weapons to deter destructive computer attacks:

Jason Healey, director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, applauded the Pentagon’s effort at transparency. He said that deterrence of major destructive attacks on the United States “is working pretty well.”

While lower-level incidents — denial-of-service attacks, theft of intellectual property — are routine, and while there have been at least two attacks on U.S. companies that destroyed data, there has not yet been a significant destructive cyberattack on U.S. soil, Healey noted. “People miss the central fact that a lot of deterrence is working,” he said.

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