Between Two Nerds: Cyber Deterrence part II

Even more about deterrence!
02 May 2023 » Risky Business News

In this edition of Between Two Nerds Tom Uren and The Grugq dive further into deterrence based on both reader feedback and recent news about Iranian destructive operations. One of the requirements for effective deterrence is transparency and people sometimes assume that states have good information about what their cyber operators are doing. But we discuss the universal incentives that encourage state actors to exaggerate their current operations. If this is happening deterrence won’t work because leaders will think they are already getting away with murder.