Theoretical and Legal Aspects of Cyber Warfare

Alexander A. Galushkin


In the given article author studies the theoretical basis of the ‘cyber warfare’ phenomenon and analyzes its different definitions. In his analysis the author compares different definitions and their wording. The author gives definitions to some interrelated terms and phrases. According to him, apart from goals and objectives, a proper full definition should also mention possible parties to the conflict, suggest a list of possible targets, suggest a list of the “weapons” used in cyber warfare. The author points out that without a detailed definition that takes into consideration all aspects of cyber warfare, it is highly problematic, if possible at all, to come up with proper legal tools against cyber wars. At the end of the article the author concludes that recently cyber wars have affected business corporations and non-governmental organizations far more often than public or local institutions. Cyber warfare has become a real threat that must be taken into consideration. Given its novelty we must ensure that the concept of the phenomenon as well as new possible threats are well studied.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n1p570

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