The Vulnerabilities of Developed States to Economic Cyber Warfare

The Vulnerabilities of Developed States to Economic Cyber Warfare

Commissioned by Cityforum, this working paper asks whether states and societies should consider economic cyber warfare - aggressive economic action either from, or facilitated by cyber space - as a strategic problem.
The paper asks whether the economy might be the way - and cyberspace the means - with which to attack the organisation and coherence of a modern developed state; not for financial or criminal gain or to achieve a terrorist ´spectacular´, but for maximal political or strategics.
The paper concludes that while economic cyber warfare might not merit a full-scale policy response at present, it will be prudent to subject it to sustained and careful scrutiny, particularly in light of its attractiveness to non-state actors as a low-cost, low risk Alternative to both conventional and economic warfare.
The paper suggests that economic cyber warfare could be an ideal candidate for the risk-based approach to national security, risks and challenges introduced in the 2010 UK National Security Strategy.
http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/files/19583_0611wp_cornish.pdf

lunedì 27 giugno 2011
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