The signifi cance of cyberspace for national security at the beginning of the 21st century Cover Image

ZNACZENIE CYBERPRZESTRZENI DLA BEZPIECZEŃSTWA PAŃSTW NA POCZĄTKU XXI WIEKU
The signifi cance of cyberspace for national security at the beginning of the 21st century

Author(s): Miron Lakomy
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: cyberprzestrzeń; cyberbezpieczeństwo; cyberzagrożenia; polityka bezpieczeństwa

Summary/Abstract: This article examines the signifi cance of cyberspace for national security at the beginning of the 21st century. The author presents the growth of cyberthreats since the 1980s and 1990s, as well as the increased activity of states in this sphere at the end of the 20th century. After numerous signals of increasingly serious challenges in ICT networks, a crucial step in the awareness of this problem was made during the fi rst decade of the 21st century. It was connected with the broad utilization of cyberspace for espionage, sabotage and even war, by an increasing number of states – this was clearly visible in Estonia and Georgia in 2007-2008. On this basis, the author examines the most important measures to combat cyberthreats undertaken by the United States of America, as well as Polish experiences and solutions in this matter. Underlining the rising signifi cance of cyberspace for national security at the beginning of the 21st century, the article suggests supplementing traditional defi nitions of security with an ICT dimension.

  • Issue Year: 42/2010
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 55-71
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish