Cyber-Warfare, a Fifth Dimension to Modern Warfare

An Article by STM A.Ş

Tarih: Issue 54 - July 2014

During the last years, a new era has been introduced as a fifth to modern warfare. Cyber warfare has started to utter more loudly than ever since several serious attacks were experienced by all over the world. Thus, for the last decade the nations have started to develop their own systems and make their preparations to fight with the hackers and cyber terrorism. Consequently, the term cyber security is more in sight of NATO and other military organizations as well. 

Cyber security can be defined as “the information security for protection of cyber space and the assets that includes policies, security protocols, safeguards, actions, tools, technologies, etc.” In this cyber environment, including users, networks and devices, the main objective is to secure and store data safely by means of comprising CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability).