Core Insights


Cyber is a space of conflict

Cyber is a domain of conflict like land, air, or sea; where opponents are engaged in a reciprocal contest of will to gain advantage.  

Private organisations are on the front line

Cyber is the sole domain of conflict where private organizations and individuals are expected to defend themselves from hostile actors.  

Security is not enough

Current practitioners in cyber conflict treat it like private security – a fragmented lock and key approach that is inherently unsuitable for the scale of the conflict and significance of the threat.  

Transition from 'Secure' to 'Defend'

 Defensive principles from the land environment can be modified and applied to the cyber environment to produce better defence against cyber threats.  

Understand, assess, defend

Damrod Analysis provides a framework to help leaders in cyber defence understand, assess, and defend against cyber threats.