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Cyberspace Operations Risk Management

Risk management is a continuous process. The balance between creating an effect and the associated risk must be carefully considered. It demands a deliberate decision on how risks should be treated. Since cyberspace is a global domain, there is a risk of COs having an impact outside the joint operations area. COs can create undesired effects on our own forces and other entities, who are part of, or not part of, the mission. This risk, as with similar risks in other domains, is factored into the planning. Differences in the reaction to COs and their effects can become a risk, as it can be difficult to assess how the affected parties perceive activity in or through cyberspace. The risk of escalation should be considered and managed.

Cyberspace Operations