Cyber Warfare: New Dimension in Security and Strategy

17 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2017

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Manoj Kumar

Sardar Patel University, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Border Security Department, Students

Date Written: February 12, 2017

Abstract

For the last ten years major security thinkers are struggling to define cyber warfare as a part of military strategy and tactic. At times these attacks have been organized to weaken the war fighting capability of a State but still problems remains in the perspective of the target against which attack was launched and the nature of attackers. In both the contexts most of the time cyber attacks are not purely military instruments. The increase in use of information technology specially in military operations and logistics has also made military vulnerable to cyber attacks this has led to creation of new military establishments like creation of ‘cyber commands’ in different countries not only to prevent and protect against such attacks but also to launch counter attacks. There are multi-dimensional that are associated with cyber attacks as far attributability is concerned as these attacks are still to be defined comprehensively in international law and more importantly they are very difficult to investigate and collect evidence for prosecution purpose as far as legal proceedings are concerned.

Keywords: Warfare, Information Technology, Military, International Law, Investigation, Awareness

JEL Classification: F59

Suggested Citation

Kumar, Manoj, Cyber Warfare: New Dimension in Security and Strategy (February 12, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2915653 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2915653

Manoj Kumar (Contact Author)

Sardar Patel University, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Border Security Department, Students ( email )

Jodhpur
India

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