Our last sub-section describes the three streams in cyber-warfare thinking, as mentioned before our conclusions are drawn in the final section 2 research method in order to understand, investigate and analyze the topic of this master thesis the research method chosen is interviews it was decided that this was the best. Evidences for proclaimed thesis, which is a strikingly uprising relevance of cyber warfare regarding the high, up-to-date nature of the topic, the chosen literature is constituted mostly by electronic articles retrieved from highly reputed e- databases or by various reports published by recognised computer experts however. The purpose of this essay is to evaluate how serious are the threats of cyber warfare and how it influences the reality of war this essay will argue that even though an instance of cyber war as a standalone entity is not going to happen, that area of warfare is relevant first of all, the essay will analyse the. In order to enable a realistic discussion of the topic this thesis seeks to analyze demonstrated cyber warfare capability and its ability to achieve strategic political objectives this study examines cyber warfare conducted against estonia in 2007, georgia in 2008, and israel in 2008 in all three cases cyber. Cyber warfare involves the actions by a nation-state or international organization to attack and attempt to damage another nation's computers or information networks through, for example, computer viruses or denial-of-service attacks rand research provides recommendations to military and civilian decisionmakers on. The topic of cyber warfare is a vast one, with numerous sub topics receiving attention from the research community we first examine the most basic question of what cyber warfare is, comparing existing definitions to find common ground or disagreements we discover that there is no widely adopted definition and that the. Open source intelligence is what we did) carr has a nice overview of russia's cyber warfare capabilities sklerov's chapter on the legalities of warfare and cyber warfare are probably worth the price of admission alone although it's worth noting that you can just download his thesis and read it for yourself. I ii international conflict msc cyberspace: the new battlefield the cyber warfare on the internet infrastructure of estonia in 2007 and of georgia in 2008 by alexia kasparian 2013/2014 iii acknowledgments this dissertation would not have been possible without the valuable opinions, advice, and guidance from one of the.
Dspace repository theses and dissertations 1 thesis and dissertation collection, all items 2014-06 unconventional cyber warfare: cyber opportunities in unconventional warfare eidman, christopher r monterey, california: naval postgraduate school downloaded from nps archive:. More elaboration on the governing principles of the jus ad bellum will be given, in order to put cyber warfare in context, later in this thesis this chapter will also introduce the most substantive piece of work on cyber warfare and applicable international law, the tallinn manual, as a means to engage with. Understood in this broad sense, cyber warfare can conceivably fall within the purview of several areas of international law determining the a thoroughly researched monograph based on the author's phd dissertation that focuses on the use of force and the law of armed conflict the book also serves as a. “the dissertation was a labor of love, and he had to fight an uphill battle within the bureaucracy to get access to the necessary materials to write it,” koblentz added “his persistence paid off craig's dissertation will make a significant contribution to the history of cyber warfare and the academic literature on.
He graduated in law with a copyright law thesis on creative commons licenses he speaks italian, bulgarian, english and french first, the article outlines basic definitions of cyberwarfare and cyber weapons proposed so far, and it outlines the international legal framework second, the article addresses collateral. Against their rivals current patterns of use are beginning to create new behavioral norms that are so far largely tolerated or accepted but that also reflect the many gaps and grey areas in international law with respect to interstate cyber warfare the primary research question that this thesis will answer is: what are the rivalry. Cyber warfare: china's strategy to dominate in cyber space a thesis presented to the faculty of the us army command and general staff college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of military art and science strategy by john oakley, major. This thesis seeks to determine if ancient ethical traditions in military ethics such as just war theory can be applicable to modern-day scenarios involving cyberwarfare the first chapter discusses the development of weapons over time, starting with conventional, chemical and nuclear weapons and how the proliferation of.
3 | december 2011 amir lupovici | cyber warfare and deterrence the essay begins by presenting the necessary conditions for a successful strategy of deterrence it then reviews the central claims regarding the difficulties in applying successful deterrence in cyber warfare vis-à-vis each of these conditions. Iran's nuclear program grinds to a halt, the subject of a sophisticated computer attack that sent centrifuges spinning wildly out of control a “distributed denial of service” attack takes the entire population of burma offline immediately before the country's first national election in twenty years china's military. The impact of cyber warfare under international humanitarian law: a critical legal analysis a senior essay by: yohannes eneyew advisor shimles sisay ( phdcandidate) submitted in the partial fulfillment of the require- ments for the degree of bachelor of laws (llb) school of law, wollo university june 2014.
As one of the first attempts in the field, this thesis makes an effort to assess in what way the cyber revolution has changed the nature of war and security in the 21st century in doing so, it will provide us with further understanding on the logic behind cyber conflict and cyber warfare for example it will shed light on the. Tack mitigation strategies to support its arguments and conclusions, the author employs the decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (dematel) 12 the nature and scope of this dissertation today, world leaders fear that cyber terrorism and cyber warfare pose a new and perhaps serious threat to national. Legal regulation of cyber warfare: reviewing the contribution of the tallinn manual to the advancement of international law michael sang supervised by cathleen powell & dr hannah woolaver thesis presented for the approval of senate in partial fulfilment of the.
The thesis reviews the issue of cyber attacks and international law in terms of jus ad bellum, the law concerning turning to armed attacks, the thesis argues that cyber operations may also qualify as armed attacks heather harrison dinniss , cyber warfare and the laws of war (cambridge university. The reality of cyber conflict: warfare in the modern age paul rosenzweig download essay view the 2016 essays consider a fairly typical incident from 2014 in march of that year, the new york times reported a persistent cyber threat, known by the code name “snake,” that had infiltrated the cyber systems operated. Cyber security this thesis examines the concept of desecuritization within the copenhagen school's securitization theory and the estonian discourse on conceptualization of cyber attack not meet the criteria to constitute actual instance of warfare' when it comes to the element of violence, the biggest detriment to the.
The second section, “what might cyber wars be like,” explores how insights from episodes of political warfare, preventive force, and all-out war since in the first essay in this section, steven e miller, the director of the international security program at harvard university's belfer center for science and. This thesis represents an attempt to contribute to the debate on cyber warfare by analysing the actual technical and legal background, separating between known facts and mere speculation i will aim to show that, as so often, reality is more complex than both high-level officials and the media would have. A thesis submitted to the faculty of the graduate school of arts and sciences of georgetown university in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of however, cyber warfare, unlike the nuclear warfare dynamic that the core problem of cyber warfare is the problem of attribution cyber attacks. Chapter 1 assignment – beyond the book cyber-warfare in the past, cyber- warfare was a fictional concept presented in movies and tv shows a recent example.