When someone states that cyber warfare and cyber security are the ultimate team sport between the public and private sector, what sport comes to mind? Are the public and private sectors rowing in unison to outpace a rival crew team, potentially undone by the briefest moment of disharmony? Is the public sector the offensive line that defends the private sector as the private sector advances the ball up the field, or vice versa? Are the public and private sectors even on the same team? The answer is, it depends.
What are the enabling objectives and final objective? Are the problems and objectives tactical, operational, or strategic? What ways and means are available? Does the Department of Defense develop personnel capable of thinking through the intersection of the public and private cyber domains at all levels of war?