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APĂRAREA CIBERNETICĂ IN CONCEPŢIA UNOR ARMATE MODERNE
THE VIEW OF MODERN ARMED FORCES ON CYBER DEFENSE

Author(s): Ştefan-Antonio Dan-Şuteu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: strategy; security; information; cyber space; operational environment; cyber defense

Summary/Abstract: The cyber space, generated by the development and large-scale implementation of information and communication technology-based systems and networks, is expanding its scope and it is increasingly integrated in the modern states organizational structures. The cyber space can be perceived as a new operational environment in which actions with offensive or defensive features can be conducted. The acknowledgement of the cyber environment impact on economy and national security has determined the creation of specific strategies designed to efficiently manage this domain. The implementation of cyber security and defense strategies determines the generation of new mechanisms, instruments, and operational approaches oriented towards the creation of cyber warfare specialized units, process which might be accelerated by the imminence of political motivated reasons concerning the use of force. The cyber environment challenges are addressed and approached differently by nation-states. From this standpoint, an important meaning is attributed to the competing relation between USA and China. Their different visions, strategies, and approaches concerning the cyber environment problem might generate important frictions with the potential to extend in the natural operational environments. Apparently, the confrontation within the cyber environment will be an integrated component of every potential future war. Based on the analysis of registered and documented cyber attacks in conjunction with the actions taken by several national armed forces in the area of cyber capabilities development, the overall trend indicates the possible emergence of a new type of “arms race”.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 65-75
  • Page Count: 11