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Sen. John McCain: National Cyber Deterrence Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

cyberSenate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he believes a cyber deterrence policy that the White House has proposed to Congress lacks offensive approaches, FCW reported Tuesday.

FCW quoted McCain as saying the proposal “does little to clarify the policy ambiguities that undermine the credibility of deterrence.”

“The administration has not demonstrated to our adversaries that the consequences of continued cyber attacks against us outweigh the benefit,” he added.

The White House has proposed targeted use of military and economic measures to ward off attacks on U.S.’ critical infrastructure assets.

FCW reports the framework is designed to help agencies align their deterrence efforts and calls for the adoption of international norms for cyberspace.

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