The New Age of Cyber Warfare

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Come join us this week, on Wednesday, October 10th, at 7:30 pm in PHO 203, for our Global Insights weekly discussion. It’s an exciting one: The New Age of Cyber Warfare!

What is cyber warfare? What can it do? How have, and how are, countries, corporations, and various groups using it across the international arena?

What are the problems present as it develops more and more into an integral component of global security?

Examples like the Stuxnet worm virus make international headlines, but other uses of cyber warfare go way under the radar. Questions abound, therefore, about what its practitioners are doing, and what they even can do as technology and the human ability to manipulate it develops more and more.

In addition, as the world increasingly goes digital and comes to rely on computers for all facets of public and private affairs, how do increasing vulnerabilities balance with increasing security measures?

In our discussion, we’ll attempt to examine these questions and more! We’ll examine what cyber warfare is, what it can do, the history of it, and the problems of defining its role in international law and warfare today.

The world is connected through cyberspace, for better or worse, and the ability to manipulate and utilize these connections, for both national and private interest, will define a new age of international security. Questions over what can, and what should, be done with cyber power will grow, promoting debate on new international laws, concepts of responsibility, and limitations to prevent devastation in a truly digital age.

Use the links below to get a good grasp on the subject before the discussion, and join us on Wednesday for a presentation, as well as some interesting starting points to consider!

http://www.rand.org/topics/cyber-warfare.html

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/04/stuxnet-201104

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-26/china-hackers-hit-eu-point-man-and-d-c-with-byzantine-candor.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/did-the-bounds-of-cyber-war-just-expand-to-banks-and-neutral-states/261230/

http://www.informationweek.com/government/security/cyber-warfare-still-poses-legal-question/240007560

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/us/us-officials-opening-up-on-cyberwarfare.html?pagewanted=all