My new paper "Cyber-Weapons: Legal and Strategic Aspects (version 2.0)" has been published by the Italian Institute of Strategic Studies "Niccolò Machiavelli".
The rapid evolution of scenarios and threats related to the increased use of cyber-space within the national security context, as well as an exponential spread of new and hypothetical "cyber-weapons", as described at times with sensationalist language by the media, warranted an update of my analysis which was released only a year ago.
The "version 2.0" of this study focuses on an in-depth analysis and examination of the strategic aspects of the "cyber-weapons" and gives for the first time a legal definition of a cyber-weapon.
Further analysis is dedicated to analyzing the most important malwares which defined and shaped the cyber security sector in 2012, assigning them a specific legal classification in accordance with the newly-proposed definition of the term.
I hope you will find it interesting.
Your comments are welcome.
Read the paper here: