I am back from my summer hiatus. As promised, I will continue to throw my ideas and thoughts in here.
I have often found it interesting how some people fear the offensive side of cyber. 'Defense only' is the politically correct way of putting things, even though it is pure nonsense. Skills and knowledge to be a good defender is largely dual-use.
Look at it this way. Imagine briefing a general: "Sir, our defensive infantry brigades have dug in around the city, we can now deploy our offensive infantry regiment to attack the enemy." True, some units are better equipped and trained for offensive or defensive missions, but that does not mean that they lack the capability to do both.