February 24, 2024

South Korea unveils new cyber strategy to counter North Korean threats

Move from defensive to offensive focus aligns with U.S. Cyber Kill Chain and relies on early intelligence, expert says

South Korea released its new National Cybersecurity Strategy on Thursday with a focus on strengthening “preemptive” and “offensive” capabilities to counter North Korea’s increasing cyber threats. 

The strategy released by the National Security Office seeks to address the DPRK’s illicit cyber operations, including threats to infrastructure, virtual currency theft to fund nuclear and missile development and disinformation campaigns, the presidential office said in a press release.