Gen. Paul Nakasone has said that the U.S. is currently in competition with adversarial nation states that avoid engaging in outright conflict and instead use ânibbling strategies,â which erode the countryâs strategic advantages a little at a time, MeriTalk reported Friday. The head of U.S. Cyber Command and theÂ National Security Agency spokeÂ at the recent Billington Cybersecurity Summit.
Nakasone pointed out how this âgreat powers competitionâ is taking place in cyberspace, where opposing state actors are carrying out âstrategic campaignsâ against the U.S., including the theft of intellectual property and personal information as well as attempted electoral disruption.
AÂ 2017 and 2018 Wash100 awardee, Nakasone noted how cyberspace is a âdynamic domainâ with âlow barriers to entry.â Consequently, cyber dominance âis not always possibleâ and cyber superiority âcan only be thought of as temporary.â
âAdvantage goes to the side that innovates fastest,â Nakasone said, adding that, to remain at the forefront of technological advances, USCYBERCOM must continuously collaborate with its partners.