Defining and responding to new economic threats
“While much of the West worries about a physical invasion, gray-zone aggression is taking place every day — and it is hard to detect because it often looks like the normal bustle of daily life”, writes Elisabeth Braw in her new book The Defender’s Dilemma: Identifying and Deterring Gray-Zone Aggression.
So cyberattacks are growing – and they come with huge costs to the economy and security. This summer alone, there were cyberattacks in the West bringing down pipelines, healthcare systems, payment processors and others – sometimes leading to a complete standstill in the production. How can societies defend against cyberattacks?
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Elisabeth Braw is a writer and security expert – and author of The Defender’s Dilemma. She is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she focuses on defense against emerging security challenges, such as hybrid and gray-zone threats. She is a columnist with Foreign Policy, where she writes on national security and the globalized economy, and a member of the National Preparedness Commission (UK).