A Technical and Policy Toolkit for Cyber Deterrence and Stability

Abstract:

This study seeks to assist policymakers and scholars in building a theoretical, policy, and technical framework to address cyber conflict.Based on an analysis of deterrence theory and application and prior arms control regimes, the study presents a toolkit of policies and actions for national governments based on elements of deterrence and arms control that analysis demonstrates are potentially applicable to cyber conflict.The study illustrates how these could be prospectively applied in a treaty framework to facilitate attribution of hostile cyber actions.


AUTHORS

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National Security Directorate Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Seattle, Washington, 
United States

David Donnelly is a trained attorney who specialises in analysis of emergent policy and legal issues related to arms control and non-proliferation, and in the design and implementation of foreign technical assistance to improve national legislative and regulatory frameworks for the security and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials. He currently leads a multi-year project for the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to help develop international guidance for implementation in national legislative and regulatory frameworks of chemical security best practices. He also implements other ongoing work for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's Offices of Radiological Security and International Nuclear Safeguards, among other U.S. government sponsors. Mr. Donnelly is fluent in Russian, with over ten years of experience as a contract Russian linguist and analyst at various U.S. government agencies.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington, 
United States

Samuel L. Clements is a Cyber Security Researcher at PNNL. His current work focuses on cyber security for nuclear non-proliferation systems and cyber security developing situational awareness and response capabilities for industrial controls systems for the Department of Defense. Mr. Clements holds a Master of Science degree in Information Security, Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Utah State University. Mr. Clements is fluent in Spanish and works with the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's International Nuclear Security office supporting their efforts in Latin America.

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National Security Directorate Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Seattle, Washington, 
United States

Rachel A. Weise is a Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Analyst in the Seattle office of PNNL. Her current work focuses on nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear and radioactive source security, and countering proliferation finance, including regulatory development with foreign partners and engagement with the private sector about reduction of proliferation risks along manufacturing supply chains. Ms. Weise also researches cyber security issues as they relate to nuclear security and safeguards. She holds a joint degree, with a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California-Berkeley.

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National Security Directorate Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Seattle, Washington, 
United States

Rustam (Russ) Goychayev is a Non-Proliferation and Policy Analyst in the Global Science & Technology Policy Group at PNNL. He works on various projects within the non-proliferation domain, including IAEA safeguards, export controls, cyber policy and data analytics, and others. Prior to PNNL, Russ was an International Trade Analyst at Microsoft where he worked on Russia and Iran sanctions, trade, and export control issues. He also held several positions at the Washington State Legislature prior to receiving his master's degree. He holds a master's degree in International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Western Washington University.

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