Herbert Lin

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Cyber attacks are deliberate actions to alter, disrupt, deceive, degrade, or destroy computer systems or networks or the information and/or programs resident in or transiting these systems or networks. The use of cyber attack as an instrument of US policy is rarely discussed but is an important topic to the nation.
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is an independent, nonpartisan policy research institute established to promote innovative thinking and debate about national security strategy and investment options. CSBA's goal is to enable policymakers to make informed decisions on matters of strategy, security policy and resource allocation.(More)
Hard information about the cyber-threat posed by adversaries is scarce and difficult to obtain. Thus, threat assessment in cyberspace is an inherently more uncertain endeavor than for more traditional domains of potential conflict. Under circumstances of information scarcity and faced with potential threats, there are many influences on analysts to make(More)