Cyberspace is the new front of geopolitical conflict – a place where nations like North Korea can strike blows that far exceed their capacity in traditional warfare. According to the experts in cybersecurity represented in this essay collection, the rise of cyber warfare raises all manner of strategic dilemmas. How does America retaliate against an adversary that has no internet economy? Will retaliatory cyberattacks really deter enemies? This study provides more questions than answers, while also asserting that cyberspace is an increasingly crucial front in the fight for international power.
About the Authors
Herbert Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at Stanford University. Amy Zegart is a professor of political science at Stanford. Both are affiliated with the university’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Hoover Institution.