Disclosure: Authored by Kurt
Boom! Outta Here….
So we begin our journey this morning translating what, “reducing cyber warfare threats” are against other national’s. Of which will likely continue to be a debating society at the United Nations. Nevertheless when does a act of cyber warfare constituent a act of war?
A group of nations — including the United States, China and Russia — have for the first time signaled a willingness to engage in reducing the threat of attacks on each others’ computer networks.
Contrary to popular belief, what is the difference between the current type of cyber warfare and the purposed “reduced” threat. Cyber warfare will continue to pose a threat regardless of the reduced reduction. This is a transnational issue that have shown in the past to be used and to some degree constituent a future act of war. Let’s take a walk down memory lane for a minute…
Russia proposed in 1998:
The Russians proposed a treaty in 1998 that would have banned the use of cyberspace for military purposes. But the United States has not been willing to agree to that proposal, given that the difficulty in attributing attacks makes it hard to monitor compliance.
It only took Russia 10 years later to do the opposite of what they proposed that will continue to leave many questions about cyber warfare. As shown with Russia and Georgia in 2008.
As Russia continued military actions inside Georgia, in apparent violation of a Tuesday cease-fire agreement, some Georgian government Web sites, including the president’s office, remained under attack.
Cyberweapons are becoming a staple of war. The Georgian conflict is perhaps the first time they have been used alongside conventional military action. Governments and private cyberwarriors can exploit Internet security gaps to not only take down government Web sites but also take control of power grids and nuclear reactors.
While many legal and policy hurdles existing for any cyber warfare reduction in the world. I wouldn’t hold my breath if anyone believes that countries like Russia or China would “reduce” their cyber warefare threats against other countries. However if a policy can become effective it would be a huge step to clamp down on countries and state actors that conduct such attacks.