I’m asking purely as a matter of offense vs defense. As far as I know, the US have been unwilling to launch cyber counterattacks against entities that launch attacks against it. In an effort to maintain peace, the US have been trying to play defense when cyber is an offensive game. An attacker need only succeed once at one point, while a defender must succeed everywhere every time. Should we shift strategy and go on the offensive more often?

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  • princeBobby92

    October 26, 2021

    If we start with counter attacks, we will come pretty quickly to a point where attacks might go into wrong direction or are rated as an initial attack by the opponent and then it starts to escalate. It would be attractive to compromise other facilities and attack from that point the us infrastructure. If a counter attack would hit the compromised facility it is hard to proofed anything or build trust into evidence.

    Too dangerous to cause even more damage than focusing into defending attacks.

    At the end we would have a similar situation like “Who shot first?” Or… “Who pwned first?”

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