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Active Cyber Defense And Interpreting The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

by Herbert Lin, Gregory Falcovia Lawfare
Friday, December 21, 2018

In the cybersecurity field, the term “active defense” is often used in a variety of ways, referring to any activity undertaken outside the legitimate span of control of an organization being attacked; any non-cooperative, harmful or damaging activity undertaken outside such scope; or any proactive step taken inside or outside that span of control.