from the sir-your-analogy-is-unbuttoned dept.
Jack Spine writes "The US and allied countries should formulate a doctrine to apply the principles of nuclear deterrence to cyber attacks and cyber espionage, according to former US Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff. No matter that it's very difficult to attribute the source of cyber attacks — just take punitive action against the platform being used to attack, says Chertoff."
If you push the "extra ice" button on the soft drink vending machine, you won't
get any ice. If you push the "no ice" button, you'll get ice, but no cup.