Cyber is now recognized as an operational domain, but the theory that should explain it strategically is very largely missing. As the military establishment accepted the revolution in military affairs as the big organizing idea of the 1990s, then moved on to transformation in the early-2000s, so the third really big idea of the post-Cold War Era began to secure traction—cyber.
In 2010 I wrote a paper entitled "Cyberwarfare and its damaging effects on citizens" in which I have analyzed the damaging effects, in terms of loss of human lifes, that an hypothetical cyber-war or individual acts of cyberwarfare could cause to citizens of a nation under attack.
On 4th April, the French Ministry of Defense launched a network of Cyber Defence Reservists to help the country cope with cyber-threats.
Negli ultimi giorni sono stato letteralmente sommerso dalle Vostre cortesi richieste di avere le slide del mio intervento alla Cyber Crime Conference 2013 dal titolo "Cyber-security & Cyber-warfare. Tendenze globali e principi strategici".
E´ stato appena pubblicato in Gazzetta Ufficiale il ben noto e tanto atteso Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio del Consiglio del 24 gennaio 2013, rubricato come Direttiva recante indirizzi per la protezione cibernetica e la sicurezza informatica nazionale.