[ISN] Why Cyber War Will Not and Should Not Have Its Grand Strategist

Forwarded from: security curmudgeon On Wed, 26 Mar 2014, InfoSec News wrote: : http://www.au.af.mil/au/ssq/digital/pdf/spring_2014/Libicki.pdf : : Strategic Studies Quarterly (SSQ) : The Strategic Journal of the United States Air Force : Volume 8, Issue 1 – Spring 2014 : By Martin C. Libicki : : Even assuming the cyber domain has yet to stop evolving, it is not clear : a classic strategic treatment of cyber war is possible, or, if it were, : it would be particularly beneficial. The salutary effects of such : classics are limited, the basic facts of cyberspace and cyber war do not : suggest it would be as revolutionary as airpower has been, and if there : were a classic on cyber war, it would likely be pernicious. The subject is interesting, the link to af.mil is intriguing. Oh wait, Libicki? I know that name… “The following hints may be indicative. Private hackers are more likely to use techniques that have been circulating throughout the hacker community. While it is not impossible that they have managed to generate a novel exploit to take advantage of a hitherto unknown vulnerability, they are unlikely to have more than one.”