Computer Science and Information Technology Vol. 6(1), pp. 11 - 20
DOI: 10.13189/csit.2018.060102
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Cyberconflicts as a Threat for the Modern State


Marek Górka *
Faculty of Humanistic, the Koszalin University of Technology, Poland

ABSTRACT

The Internet quite naturally is becoming a 'new battlefield' or 'offers a new dimension' (the fifth to the: land, sea, air, and stratosphere) to the conflict. Cyberwar is another way of being in conflict in the long history of military technology, which forces new tactical and operational concepts. Global awareness of cyberwar has risen considerably in the last few years and many national states are preparing for defence and offensive operations. In fact, cyberwar is a part of the evolution of conventional war, which, on the other hand is related to the changes in the social, political and mainly technological sphere. What is being stressed is the need to examine the ethical implications, which lead to further questions and doubts whether the use of the techniques of cyber war may result in shorter and less bloody and consequently more 'ethical' conflicts? Cyber-attack doesn’t need to kill anyone or cause material loses, but it is still considered dangerous.

KEYWORDS
Cyberwar, Cyberspace, Cyberterrorism, Hacking (Computer Security), Computer Hackers

Cite this paper
Marek Górka (2018). Cyberconflicts as a Threat for the Modern State. Computer Science and Information Technology, 6 , 11 - 20. doi: 10.13189/csit.2018.060102.