Cyberattacks have less immediate effects than conventional attacks.
Cyberattacks are not likely to have devastating short-term consequences, but they can gradually erode the foundations of social, political, and economic stability over time.
Cyberattacks can be used as part of asymmetric warfare to complement conventional operations.
Dealing with the Cyber Threats
Instead of trying to deter most cyber attacks, the Department of Defense has shifted its efforts to pre-emptively degrading the cyber-capabilities of our adversaries.
The government must work with the private sector to share information about existing threats. And due to the nature of cyberattacks, the public must be better educated when they are exposed to foreign influence.