CS Alert – Offensive Cyber in 1914

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On 5 August 1914 – the day after Great Britain declared war on Germany – CS Alert, a British cable ship, severed the submarine telegraph cables connecting Germany to the United States. The first post on The Alert, the blog of the Offensive Cyber Working Group (OCWG), asked whether this action was an early example of offensive cyber. In this post, I will argue that this historical case can help inform our understanding of offensive cyber operations today, more than a century later.
Original languageEnglish
TypeCS Alert – Offensive Cyber in 1914
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2021

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