One presenter at the ADECS 2019 conference warned of the growing threat posed as the world rushes headlong towards the Internet of Everything (IoE), whereby enemies ‘can destroy countries by cyber alone’.
Prof David Stupples, director of electronic warfare systems research at City University of London, commented on the threat posed by countries such as Russia, China and North Korea ‘in an era where “information warfare” will proceed or replace “kinetic warfare”’.
This leads to the pertinent question of how countries should defend themselves, ‘including aggressive response’. In other words, perhaps oxymoronically, should you retaliate first against a potential cyberthreat?
Stupples elaborated, ‘Russia is at the forefront in information warfare in the modern age, utilising an array of organisations and strategies to spread disinformation to further national strategy…’
China is little different. Although it is not collaborating with Russia, it is following similar doctrines. ‘China has built up kinetic assets, but also in the IW realm.’ READ MORE...
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