Cyberwar is Here

The era of cyberwar has arrived The Internet offers some incredible benefits. Not
only is it fast becoming the backbone of a newly emerging global economy (for better or worse), but perhaps more important, it now offers people the opportunity to communicate with others around the world almost as if they were neighbors. Unfortunately, however, it hasn’t taken long for the idea, and practice, of war to also come to the Internet. This perhaps isn’t ironic. The Internet, after all, was designed by the U.S. military for war, as a way to maintain communication networks even in the case of a massive attack. The distributed nature of the Internet makes this possible.

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