Art. 02 – Vol.26 – No. 2 – 2016

Cyberspace – the New Battleground

Victor Vevera

National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest


Cyberspace is characterized by lack of physical borders, dynamism and anonymity, generating both opportunities to develop knowledge-based information society, but also risks to its functioning.

Cyberwar is the most complex and multilateral form of attack on information, in order to gain information superiority. Its main goal is to ensure separation of the central leadership of the state concerned institutions and citizens.

Good cyber defense makes the threats to be manageable, to the extent that residual risks seem largely acceptable, similar to those speciffic to the classic threats.

Keywords: Cyberspace, Information warfare, cyber security, the culture of cyber security.

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