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The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy

Summary: This strategy report from the Department of Defense (DOD) discusses in detail the cyber strategy adopted and developed by the department. It begins by affirming that cyber-attacks are increasing, and are of increasing concern to the United States. It then broadly lays out DOD's activities and primary missions concerning cyberspace. The report also describes the strategic context, identifying Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran as potential adversaries with the capability and motives to attack the US. It also discusses the danger posed by malware proliferation, and briefly discusses the risks cyberattacks present to DOD. The final section of this report briefly discusses how DOD plans to manage the strategies put forth in the report.

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