The White House last week released its strategy report for securing cyberspace, which calls for defending against electronic attacks from terrorists, cybercriminals and foreign states.
“We will seek to encourage good actors and dissuade and deter those who threaten peace and stability through actions in cyberspace,” the report says. “We will do so with overlapping policies that combine national and international network resilience with vigilance and a range of credible response options.”
Most of the strategy report is focused on nonmilitary cybersecurity efforts, including diplomacy and legal action. But the report also sets out the use of force to protect U.S. networks and action in cyberspace against hostile actors.