What is the Cyber equivalent of physical displays of military strength?

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Many times in our history, the United States has deployed a carrier battle group as a sign of strength and projection of power. An aircraft carrier is recognizable by most of the world and can be very intimidating if you are potentially on the receiving end of its payload of missiles and aircraft. Similarly, the United States has also conducted joint military exercises with allies and deployed squadrons of combat aircraft at times of stress. These actions can escalate tensions, but can also show strength and resolve during times of diplomatic negotiations. We project our power in the air, on land and in the sea – are there methods we could be using in cyberspace?
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Yahoo Finance - Final Round Interview

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I was featured on a cyber security segment of the June 3rd, 2019 episode of Yahoo! Finance's "The Final Round". I enjoyed offering some commentary on how the Huawei ban is good US policy, why we are plagued with vulnerabilities and making cyber investments. The show segment was loaded to youtube.





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The Cyber Poverty Line

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I recently had the chance to participate in my third “Cyber Moonshot” session. During a brainstorming session on how to increase the cost of performing cyber attacks by 100x, Andrew Wild mentioned the concept of the “Cyber Poverty Line”. This concept made it into our final group brief to the larger session and several Moonshot participants mentioned to me they liked the concept which led to this blog.
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DHS and Cyber Security Readiness

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report from Senator Tom Coburn about the Department of Homeland Security details a variety of concerns about the organization’s ability to counter cyber attacks. ZDNet wrote an unflattering article about the cyber shortcomings with the headline “ New Report : DHS is a mess of cybersecurity incompetence”. The main points of the article are:

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