[ISN] State Department Wants to Compile Cybersecurity ‘Playbook’

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/state-department-wants-compile-cybersecurity-playbooks/120251/ By Aliya Sternstein Nextgov.com September 3, 2015 The State Department, fresh off the heels of a highly publicized cyberintrusion, is picking industry’s brain for tactics to block and perhaps strike back at hackers, according to new contracting documents. State wants to produce a new set of how-to “playbooks” around cybersecurity “to clearly guide both offensive cyber operations and responses to cyberattacks,” department officials said Wednesday. “Offensive cyber operations” is military jargon for hacking into or disrupting an adversary’s system, making it an odd turn of phrase to describe civilian data security practices. This is especially curious, given the planned “playbooks,” or how-to guides, will eventually be available to the public, according to State. […]