Cyberspace Policy For Critical Infrastructures

  • Dorsey Wilkin
  • Richard Raines
  • Paul Williams
  • Kenneth Hopkinson
Conference paper
Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 290)

The first step in preparing any battlespace is to define the domain for attack and maneuver. The various military service components have directed authority to focus their efforts in specific domains of operations (e.g., naval operations are mainly in the maritime domain). However, cyberspace operations pose challenges because they span multiple operational domains. This paper focuses on U.S. cyberspace policy related to defending and exploiting critical infrastructure assets. Also, it examines the issues involved in delineating responsibility for U.S. defensive and offensive operations related to critical infrastructures.


Critical infrastructure cyberspace operations policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorsey Wilkin
    • 1
  • Richard Raines
    • 1
  • Paul Williams
    • 1
  • Kenneth Hopkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Force Institute of TechnologyOhioUSA

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