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Are Cyber Defenses Effective in Deterring Attacks?


Published April 4, 2023

Hoover Fellow Jacquelyn Schneider describes a war game she has conducted that demonstrates the effectiveness of cyberattacks. The early findings of these war games show that the most devastating cyberattacks are those that decrease trust in an overarching information technology.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How can the trust between the public and private sectors be rebuilt, and what steps should be taken to prevent future breaches of this trust in the cyber realm?
  2. What other strategies can be employed to reduce the likelihood of cyber-attacks, and how can organizations work together to prevent cyber-attacks from occurring?

Additional Resources:

  • Read “The Biden White House’s Cyberwarfare Power Grab,” by Jacquelyn Schneider via the Wall Street Journal. Available here.
  • Watch “How Dangerous Are Cyberattacks?” with Jacquelyn Schneider on PolicyEd. Available here.
  • Watch “Why Cyber Is Different,” on PolicyEd. Available here.