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Cyber Warfare

Battle Space is Cyber

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Writer: Dr Rupali Jeswal and Damien Martin
The Internet abridges natural gaps, bringing intelligence, information and reasoning and this ability is what permits humans to process information and formulate explanations and further assists us to ascribe meanings to observed phenomena. But what happens when the phenomenon being observed has been manipulated, indoctrinated and is of an insidious nature? Internet World Statistics show as of June 30th 2012 that India has 137,000,000 Internet users, an 11.4 per cent penetration per IAMIA (Internet and Mobile Association of India) and 62,713,680 Facebook subscribers as of December 31st 2012, a 5.2 per cent penetration rate. The pipe bombs allegedly thrown from a car by Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev resembled the design described in “How to Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” an article in the first issue of the AQAP English-language magazine, Inspire.

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Cyber War and the Siberian Pipeline Explosion

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Writer: Steve Melito

Thirty years ago this month, U.S. infrared satellites detected "a bizarre event out in the middle of Soviet nowhere", writes Thomas C. Reed in At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War (2004, Ballantine Books). A veteran of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, where his work included thermonuclear weapons physics, Reed served on the National Security Council (NSC) in the Regan White House and was a former Secretary of the Air Force under Presidents Ford and Carter.

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Cyber Threats: An Evolving and Pernicious Global Menace

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Writer: Vassilios Damiras Ph.D. (ABD)

Cyber threats are the new security dilemma of the twenty-first century. These kinds of high tech attacks threaten to destroy or severely damage critical global economic interests and undermine world wide security stability. The growing dependency on the information technology (IT) makes cybersecurity a vital component of the U.S. national security infrastructure. Lately, data collection, processing, storage, transmission capabilities, mobile, wireless, and cloud computing are increasing in huge numbers and make cyber attacks easily to occur.

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Cyberwarfare Under Investigation: Flame, Stuxnet, and Strategic Alliances

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Wirter: Jessica Snapper

Considered the newest domain in modern warfare, cyberspace has now joined the ranks of traditional areas assessed by militaries all over the world. And this is exactly how cyberspace should be assessed, since an effective terrorist attack against a nation’s power grid, for example, could result in massive loss of life, crippling damage to infrastructure and a blow to the economy that could take years to repair. Stuxnet has carried out what in the past could only be accomplished by directly bombing a country’s infrastructure or sending in human agents to plant explosives.

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Circuitous Measures as Cyberwarfare Slams Iran

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Wirter: Jessica Snapper

National Security and Asymmetric Warfare: Welcome to the Middle East

In the face of growing tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, the Islamic Republic is increasingly reporting cyber-attacks targeting the country’s nuclear and industrial sectors, claiming that little damage has been caused by such efforts. In a statement released by the IRNA news agency today, Deputy Minister for Oil and Civil Defense Hamdollah Mohammadnejad denied that the country’s oil industry was harmed in any way following a recent attack from hackers targeting the sector’s computer systems. This is in line with Iran’s general policy of showing a strong face throughout the continuing onslaught against its “soft targets” in a bid to wreck the regime’s nuclear program by limited or non-military means.

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