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Re: Why Cyber War Will Not and Should Not Have Its Grand Strategist
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:58:36 +0000 (UTC)

Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho (at) attrition.org>

On Wed, 26 Mar 2014, InfoSec News wrote:

: http://www.au.af.mil/au/ssq/digital/pdf/spring_2014/Libicki.pdf
: Strategic Studies Quarterly (SSQ)
: The Strategic Journal of the United States Air Force
: Volume 8, Issue 1 - Spring 2014
: By Martin C. Libicki
: Even assuming the cyber domain has yet to stop evolving, it is not clear
: a classic strategic treatment of cyber war is possible, or, if it were,
: it would be particularly beneficial. The salutary effects of such
: classics are limited, the basic facts of cyberspace and cyber war do not
: suggest it would be as revolutionary as airpower has been, and if there
: were a classic on cyber war, it would likely be pernicious.

The subject is interesting, the link to af.mil is intriguing. Oh wait, Libicki? I know that name...

   "The following hints may be indicative. Private hackers are more
    likely to use techniques that have been circulating throughout the
    hacker community. While it is not impossible that they have managed to
    generate a novel exploit to take advantage of a hitherto unknown
    vulnerability, they are unlikely to have more than one." -- Martin C.
    Libicki (RAND) 2009

Ah yes! Three years ago, he put forth in an academic paper that "private hackers" would only have one zero day. This was patently false in 2000 - 2002, let alone nine years later. This comment shows his absolute disconnect from reality. Based on that, no reason to read this paper either.

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