Chapter 2

Cyberspace Battlefield Operations

Information in this chapter:

• What is Cyber Warfare?

• Cyber War—Hype or Reality

• Boundaries in Cyber Warfare

• Where Cyber Fits in the War-fighting Domains

We are constantly bombarded with news about Internet events today. Cyber crime is up, watch out for the latest phishing attack trying to steal our identity, update our antivirus to avoid infection, patch the operating system to avoid a hacker taking control, new zero day attack against smartphones, Facebook privacy compromised, someone took down Twitter, and now we are hearing about cyber war.

When establishing the boundaries of the battlefield in the physical world it is usually straightforward. When two countries go to war there is a battlefront ...

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