The impact of cyber-enabled economic warfare escalation

February 6, 2019

The results of a tabletop exercise on cyber-enabled economic warfare find that when a large-scale destructive cyberattack occurs, the United States and the private sector must already have in place the resources and methods to share information in order to mitigate the attack and recover from it quickly, according to a joint report by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and The Chertoff Group.

The exercise, which featured former senior government officials and private industry leaders, simulated a massive cyberattack affecting various U.S. lifeline sectors at the same time that the U.S. military was deploying substantial forces to an overseas theater due to a geopolitical standoff with a peer adversary.

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