Cyber-War: The Anatomy of the global Security Threat by J. Richards

By J. Richards

Cyber-War offers a serious evaluate of present debates round the chance and effect of cyber struggle. forthcoming the topic from a socio-political attitude, it argues that harmful cyber warfare has now not but been noticeable, yet can be a characteristic of destiny clash.

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An initial analysis of cyber war seems to suggest that it is actually a number of different activities working in concert with one another. Some of these have long histories and doctrines, and it is the case that information technology is merely offering new ways of doing old things in the military realm. At the same time, there is no doubt that the rise of network centricity in modern militaries, accelerating through the end of the twentieth century, is effecting a big change in conflict in ways that could reasonably be described as revolutionary.

Government websites and internet access points, restricting the Georgian government’s ability to relay its messages to the outside world. 11 Interestingly, while it is clear that many of the DDoS attacks on Georgia originated from servers in Russia, it also appears to be the case that many originated elsewhere. Very similar to the case of the SEA in Syria, therefore, a great deal of ambiguity still exists over how far official Russian government or military actors were directly responsible for the cyber attacks on Georgia, beyond possibly tacit support or encouragement.

In this way, the ephemeral nature of cyberspace means that notions of cyber war may be fundamentally different from traditional notions of conflict, and thus require a completely different frame of reference. We have already noted how the “cyber” prefix is somewhat pervasive and viral, and tends to span all areas of activity in a way that defies categorisation. This leads us to a notion of cyber warfare as comprising a set of different activities that apply in different ways to conflict in different situations.

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