The Pros And Cons Of Cyber Warfare

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The use of robots further complicates things. It's not yet clear who should be held responsible if and when an autonomous military robot kills a civilian. There are several ways that the political decisions to endorse or deploy these machines are encouraged by the nature of these technologies. For one they are quite a bit cheaper than traditional weapons, but more importantly they bypass the need for political actors to confront media and public opinion about sending young men and women abroad to risk their lives. These machines enable the contemplation of military operations that would have previously been considered too dangerous for humans to undertake. In the future, robots and UGVs will be able to advance autonomously after receiving instructions…show more content…
The nations that want to be protected and have safe cyber space should pursue aggressive offensive and defensive cyber warfare programs coordinated across the whole of government in order to address this threat. The cyberattacks in Estonia and Georgia do not represent the full spectrum of what can be expected from cyber warfare in the future, but instead are simply the humble beginnings of a new form of warfare. This new form of warfare has a very big potential and in the same time creates vulnerability on the modern battlefield. Governments and military organizations are just now discovering and defining the role cyber warfare will play in the future and how it will be integrated into military operations. In cyber security, organization is a prerequisite for everything. The overall cooperation within organization, stakeholders and individuals in cyber security is essential. And the development of the cyber security is much more expensive and requires more financial and human resources than cyber warfare itself. The cyberattack can be launched without involvement of significant amount of money or people, but the cyber security requires ambitious involvement of…show more content…
(..) What’s more, if those are your priorities, you deserve to be hacked.’ (Klark and Knake, 2010, p.67). In order to be ready to react to the cyberattack, the country should be smart enough by setting up efficient and effective cyber defence measures. For instance, the country should think of alternative ways when it is clear that cyber war is under way, and as one of possible counter measures could be shifting the electric and rail systems to a non-networked control system. Or to be ready to backup radio network in case there are cyberattacks that cut off the satellite communications. Might be it is clever not to throw out the old systems of communication and to have a plan to use
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