The US Navy has announced plans to extend its cyber warfare capabilities and transform its networks into a cyber warfare platform. This plan mostly revolves around retaliatory cyber strikes, increasing awareness in cyberspace by cooperating with the private sector, and using cyberspace as an operational domain. The navy hopes to deter both attackers and potential hackers by making the promise of retaliation more real.

This program has the potential to be very beneficial to US cyber security but there are some significant potential drawbacks.There is an issue with the actual ability of the US Navy to correctly identify attackers and retaliate appropriately.  Then there is the fact that it is difficult to remove a threat from inside the system.

Lucas Duty