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Strategic Intelligence Management by Simeon Yates, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 18

National Cyber Defense Strategy

Paul de Souza

In trying to defend everything he defended nothing.

Frederick the Great, (Frederick II)

Introduction

A solid national cyber defense strategy must be based on the understanding that although risk can be minimized, the threat can never be completely eliminated. The attack surface will always be present no matter how many layers of defense one implements. Defense in depth in conjunction with situational awareness (SA) and active defense when properly implemented can take any nation from being reactive to proactive.

Defense in depth is nothing but the active deployment of Computer Network Defense (CND). According to the U.S. Joint Chiefs publication “Joint Pub 3-13, Information Operations” ...

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