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How Dangerous Are Cyberattacks?

What is a cyberattack?

A cyberattack is any type of offensive ploy employed by countries, individuals, groups, or organizations that targets computer networks, information systems, or infrastructures, or personal computer devices. It uses a malicious code to steal, alter, or destroy a specified target.

What is conventional warfare?

Conventional warfare is any form of warfare conducted by using conventional weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more states in open confrontation. The forces on each side are well defined and fight using weapons that primarily target the opponent’s military.

What is military deterrence?

Deterrence is the ability to prevent an unwanted military action through the threat of consequences, thereby avoiding a larger conflict that would put American lives at risk. Effective deterrence uses clearly communicated consequences backed up by a perceived willingness to follow through on them.