Cyber warfare involves the actions by a nation-state or international organization to attack and attempt to damage another nation’s computers or information networks through, for example, computer viruses or denial-of-service attacks. RAND research provides recommendations to military and civilian decisionmakers on methods of defending against the damaging effects of cyber warfare on a nation’s digital infrastructure.
The tensions that divide the United States and China apply just as much to cyberspace as to relations in the physical world. Can the two countries achieve meaningful outcomes through formal negotiations over cyber norms and rules?
Brien Alkire is a senior researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He currently leads and conducts research in the areas of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); command and control; communications; counterspace, electronic and cyber
Nathan Ryan is an associate analyst at RAND Europe focusing on cybersecurity and national security issues. He has a master’s degree in advanced national security policy from ANU and a bachelor of arts and science from the University of Sydney.
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