QOTD - Rand on Cyberwar

Cyberspace is its own medium with its own rules. Cyberattacks, for instance, are enabled not through the generation of force but by the exploitation of the enemy’s vulnerabilities. Permanent effects are hard to produce. The medium is fraught with ambiguities about who attacked and why, about what they achieved and whether they can do so again. Something that works today may not work tomorrow (indeed, precisely because it did work today). Thus, deterrence and warfighting tenets established in other media do not necessarily translate reliably into cyberspace. Such tenets must be rethought. -- RAND Corporation report "Cyberdetterance and Cyberwar"
[Note: emphasis is mine]
Src: RAND report on Cyberdetterance and Cyberwar

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