Cyber Warfare

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Cyber Warfare
Autumn Volosin
CIS 450
20 November 2012

Table of Contents
Section 1.1:What is Cyber Warfare?
Section 1.2:Methods of Cyber Warfare Attacks
Section 1.3:Who is targeted by Cyber Warfare?
Section 1.4:How to defend against Cyber Warfare
Section 1.5:Cyber Warfare Companies and Agencies
Section 1.6:Cyber Counterintelligence
Section 1.7:Important situations pertaining to Cyber Warfare Section 1.8:America versus China Cyber Warfare
Section 1.9:Cyber Warfare around the world
Section 1.10:Cyber Warfare everyday

What is Cyber Warfare?
“Cyber warfare is a term used to describe the use of the Internet to wage war in the virtual world, often with real effects in the physical world,” (McGuigan). In the past recent years, cyber warfare has become a pertinent issue among the major nations on the planet; this issue has forced militaries, all over the world, to incorporate a new branch that is devoted to both conducting and protecting against cyber warfare. Cyber warfare is also used to define attacks amongst corporations, form radical organizations, and/or attacks by hackers, who are perceived as being warlike in their intent. Most situations pertaining to cyber warfare are attacks from one “sovereign state,” to another virtually in cyberspace (McGuigan).

Cyber warfare is thought of by some as, “actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation's computers or networks for the purposes of causing damage or disruption,” (Clarke, 2010). Cyber warfare has also been called, “the fifth domain of warfare,”(Cyberwar: War in the Fifth Domain, 2012). Cyber warfare is a scary and unsettling situation for all nations around the world. The Pentagon even formally declared this type of warfare to be just as critical to our nation’s defense as any land, sea, air, or space operations. Methods of Cyber Warfare Attacks

Espionage and national security breaches, sabotage, and electric power grids are all methods of cyber warfare attacks. Cyber...
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