The cyber arms race

Francois, Camille

Publisher:  Le Monde diplomatique
Date Written:  01/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21922

A look at cyber warfare between nations, a militarisation of cyberspace that is advancing far faster than the creation of positive peace keeping mechanisms.



Industrialised societies have gradually moved into the global village predicted by Marshall McLuhan in 1967, and today we all depend on the same free and open Internet for a growing part of our daily activities. But when military issues appear in cyberspace, civilian life is in the front line. France's information systems defence and security strategy describes cyberspace as a new Tower of Babel and a new Thermopylae. simultaneously the place where we live and a battleground.
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