According to Pentagon officials, the U.S. Department of Defense is actively developing rules of engagement for cyber warfare.

"Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the US Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, told the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on emerging threats that his command is working with the DoD leadership and the White House on 'rules of engagement and criteria upon which Cyber Command will act,'" Infosecurity reports.

"'We are working with the Joint Staff to develop a decision framework that allows us to identify threats and ensure senior leaders can share information rapidly and take action, if necessary,' he said," the article states.

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