Cyber Warfare And Security Threats

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Abstract The innovations in information technology and increased amount of interconnected electronic devices today create new economic and social prospects as well as improve the overall quality of our lives. While these leading edge technologies create opportunities, some have become prey to attackers and has given birth to a new era of Cyber warfare. Consequently, the Internet, computers and networks have become targets and vehicles of cyber attacks and generate challenges to our security privacy. Cyber Warfare presents an ever-increasing amount of security threats, which continue to escalate with increasing harshness, and is now a critical issue in our technology realm and a growing threat to the world. Cyber wars are generally…show more content…
Singer, P., & Friedman, A. (2014) Cyberspace is now a military dimension; the word “cyber is a very significant and probably one of the most common term used in today’s international security dialogues. The Internet and e-commerce are crucial to the economic competitiveness of many nations, businesses and organizations, however cyber criminal have cost users millions of dollars and valuable assets. Achieving security on the Internet is a very daunting task; as criminals and hackers have become plagues to critical IT infrastructures, online communication and e-commerce. Cyber warfare is a very costly and complex reality; it compromises the privacy of web users and has shaped great battles between domains. Governments and organizations are faced with significant threats and challenges daily as advanced software programs are developed and used to exploit and disrupt their computer networks. These increasing series of cyber conflicts between nations, corrupt gangs and virtual terrorist groups; all raises critical economic and national security issues in countries across the globe. In a recent article Clayton (2011) stated that "Tomorrow 's wars will be fought not just with guns, but with the click of a mouse half a world away that will unleash weaponized software that could take out everything from the power grid to a chemical plant.” (Clayton 2011). It is very appalling to think that the insertion
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