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Author Gray, Colin S.

Title Making strategic sense of cyber power [electronic resource] : why the sky is not falling / Colin S. Gray.

Imprint Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, [2013]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 101.146:C 99/2    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 67 p.)
Note Title from title screen (viewed April 4, 2013).
"April 2013"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-63).
Summary Cyber is now recognized as an operational domain, but the theory that should explain it strategically is, for the most part, missing. It is one thing to know how to digitize; it is quite another to understand what digitization means strategically. The author maintains that, although the technical and tactical literature on cyber is abundant, strategic theoretical treatment is poor. He offers four conclusions: (1) cyber power will prove useful as an enabler of joint military operations; (2) cyber offense is likely to achieve some success, and the harm we suffer is most unlikely to be close to lethally damaging; (3) cyber power is only information and is only one way in which we collect, store, and transmit information; and, (4) it is clear enough today that the sky is not falling because of cyber peril. As a constructed environment, cyberspace is very much what we choose to make it. Once we shed our inappropriate awe of the scientific and technological novelty and wonder of it all, we ought to have little trouble realizing that as a strategic challenge we have met and succeeded against the like of networked computers and their electrons before. The whole record of strategic history says: Be respectful of, and adapt for, technical change, but do not panic.--Publisher description.
Subject Cyberinfrastructure -- Strategic aspects.
Cyberinfrastructure -- Military aspects.
Cyberterrorism -- Strategic aspects.
Cyberterrorism -- Military aspects.
Cyber intelligence (Computer security) -- Strategic aspects.
Cyber intelligence (Computer security) -- Military aspects.
Cyberspace -- Strategic aspects.
Cyberspace -- Military aspects.
Indexed Term Cyber power
Cyber offense
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
ISBN 158487564X
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-31 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146:C 99/2

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