May 24, 2015

US will use cyberattacks to defend against threats

The US Defense Department is set to announce a new strategy to combat cyberthreats from other countries, according to a report.

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday will outline the military's decision to start responding to foreign threats with cyberattacks, Reuters reported after seeing a copy of the strategy. The decision to go public and to use cyberwarfare tactics is designed to deter potential attacks, according to the document. The purpose is not to use cyberwarfare as the first salvo in any battle with another country, the document says, according to Reuters.


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