This week the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report
on “Cybersecurity: Deterrence Policy”. It looks at the potential benefits of
establishing a coherent deterrence policy to reduce the threat of cyberattacks.
In the ‘Options for Congress’ section of the report it discusses the following

• Creating a bureau in the U.S.
Department of State (nearing implementation),

• Strengthening norms of
responsible state behavior in cyberspace (on track),

• Engaging in international
standards setting fora (on track),

• Improving capability building and
foreign assistance financing (on track),

• Developing confidence building
measures (delayed),

• Leveraging sanctions and trade
enforcement actions (on track), and

• Improving attribution (delayed).

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