Limit search to available items
Author Hegenbart, Christine, author

Title Semantics matter : NATO, cyberspace and future threats / by Christine Hegenbart
Published Rome : NATO Defense College, Research Division, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (12 pages) : illustrations
Series Research paper / Research Division, NATO Defense College ; 103
Research paper (NATO Defence College) ; 103
Contents Wake up calls for NATO in cyberspace -- Variety of terms and definitions -- NATO's cyber semantics -- A cyber conflict escalation ladder -- the cyber threat landscape -- NATO's way ahead in cyberspace
Summary "Following the cyber-attacks against Estonia in 2007, NATO decided to adopt a policy on Cyber Defence at the Bucharest Summit in 2008 which led to the establishment of the Cyber Centre of Excellence in Tallinn (Estonia). Since then, the cyber issue has not disappeared, as the media and best-selling books suggest that cyber is a new way to wage war. As more and more states are getting concerned by what could be seen as either a new threat or merely hype, NATO's member states have continued to work on improving their own cyberspace security and that of the Alliance as a whole, and mitigating their potential weaknesses. However, as cyber seems to be a new battlefield, it has to be carefully defined, and understood. This new Research paper by the NDC Research Division considers a domain which is seldom addressed: the semantics of cyber security. Providing a sober, precise explanation of what cyber is, and what cyber threats look like, Christine Hegenbart advocates the use of a common narrative avoiding flamboyant gestures to carefully analyse, and henceforth respond to, a new type of conflict. By getting the semantics right, de-escalation of potential conflicts and threats coming from cyberspace would be easier. Common language fosters a common mindset and can help create interoperability: we can only fight efficiently together when we realize we share a common identifiable threat."--NATO Defense College website
Notes "July 2014."
ISSN 2076-0949 (Print); ISSN 2076-0957 (Online)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization
SUBJECT North Atlantic Treaty Organization fast
Subject Cyberspace operations (Military science)
Cyberspace -- Security measures.
Information warfare.
Cyberspace -- Security measures
Cyberspace operations (Military science)
Information warfare
Form Electronic book
Author NATO Defense College. Research Division, publisher.
Other Titles NATO, cyberspace and future threats