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Definition Edit

Active defense is any measure taken by the target of a cyberattack against the attacker.

Overview Edit

"These potentially offensive operations may occur when a systems administrator sees an intrusion and in turn breaches the assumed point of origin, either to retrieve or destroy information."[1]

References Edit

  1. Cyber Operations in DOD Policy and Plans: Issues for Congress, at 5.

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