mjacobat May 06,2015 Definitely a though provoking video about cyber warfare. The internet is setting up to be the battlefield of tomorrows wars.
kkrishnaat June 22,2015 I think that the prospect of cyberwarfare is really scary. It's still an option question as to what exactly it is. The severity of the damage is quite scary, as our entire infrastructure could be destroyed by a sophisticated cyberattack.
Obviously, if a nation undertakes a cyberattack, it should probably expect some sort of retaliation. That's what is kind of dangerous. It's really a slippery slope. Once a government decides to go in, there's no turning back. It might be best for the United Nations to establish some sort of convention that governs the law of cyberwarfare. But it's a field that is so advanced and is moving so fast, I'm not sure if anyone will be able to keep up.
Emmereetat July 03,2015 Very interesting video that brought up many questions needing to be answered regarding cyber war and as soon as possible. Cyber war is most definitely the new way humans will fight each other in the future and international laws need to be set to try to combat this as well as punish the wrong doers.
tlawlessat July 09,2015 As with many things, if you ask 10 people to define cyber war you're going to get 10 similar but distinctly different answers. I imagine most atrocities took place well before the laws that restrict their use ever were thought of...and cyber warfare is no different. Until the policy makers really understand what is in the realm of the possible (probably by some atrocious attack taking place) they likely won't move the needle much on new policy. I think that designers and developers of critical infrastructure need to seriously consider the implications of network controlled machinery, etc. Even isolated networks aren't immune from malware issues. The only solution is to back off on the convenience that technology brings and do things more manually (and possibly create jobs in the process!)
logybombat July 11,2015 I think age of cyber wars has definitely just begun. The impact of just cellphones was devastating to our general social ideologies and norms of society. The invention of the internet took that increase of accessibility and communication to a new level. I think in this millennium we as humans will under go a great change to realize just how real and vital this world of technology really is. The main reason policies can't be built to combat cyber war right now is because lawmakers and war fighters still have a tremendous lack of understanding of technology. They really only understand the world they live in, but a lot of times the people conducting attacks live in a totally different reality with different values. This creates a situation where an attack will occur and the general feeling is surprise then defense. I compare this to a guy learning to do boxing. The guy may step in the ring against an opponent he doesn't know and get hit and have no clue where the punch came from. After the attack, though, the guy hopefully will spend the time to understand the intricacies of the game which he set out to play and be able to see the punches coming next time in the ring. I really think humanity will get to that level where we all will be knowledgeable about computer technologies and what they can do and at that point the scariness and surprise of the cyber war will be gone or none existent.