This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Cyber Warfare: Defending Against A New Form Of Terrorism

972 words - 4 pages

Cyber warfare is a new type of terrorism is the United States. The United States National Security Team is responsible for handling computer warfare battles against hackers. The government should invest more money and resources in cyber warfare defense to protect our nation’s economy and infrastructure that is heavily dependent on technology.
Imminent Threat
The threat of a cyber-attack on our nation’s infrastructure is now viewed by the majority of American’s as an imminent and credible one that demands greater resources and spending. A survey revealed that 92 percent of Americans agree cyber-attacks pose a threat to public utilities, infrastructure and transportation and 60 ...view middle of the document...

The initial strategy for training within the government was to approach this new type of warfare as a physical one such as they do with the traditional domains of land, air, sea and space. The electronic devices used to communicate were thought of as physical manifestations of cyberspace (Refocusing cyber warfare thought, 2013).
More modern classifications of cyber warfare take into account the unique characters of cyberspace such as speed of attacks, the asymmetry of the offensive and defensive forces, and the difficulty in disarming an enemy’s ability to cyber-attack (Refocusing cyber warfare thought, 2013).
Cyber warfare needs to be classified uniquely as a war-fighting domain and approached differently than a traditional domain when composing policies and training guides (Refocusing cyber warfare thought, 2013).
Smarter Defense Spending
Spending has shifted from traditional physical land-fighting equipment in the defense budget to technological advancements including cyber defense research. Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary for the Obama Administration announced the budget cuts to department of defense causing a debate between conservative Republicans over the security of our nation (Defense budget proposal prepares US for future challenges, 2014, p. 1).
The growth in military forces over the last decade has been a result of the wars in the Middle East but as we pull our troops out of the region the time has come to downsize our physical force to pre-war levels. While many argue this puts our nation in a vulnerable position, President Obama defends his decision as the best long-term strategy for the US economy (Defense budget proposal prepares US for future challenges, 2014, p. 1).
The budget includes smarter spending on special defenses and technical research. The department of defense will be directing a large portion of its spending into future challenges such as cyber warfare and drone attacks. “By adding new funding for research and development of cyber...

Find Another Essay On Cyber Warfare: Defending Against a New Form of Terrorism

Was immigration a new form of slavery

1510 words - 7 pages ten years of residence. From 1854 and after 1899 the immigrant had to contribute to his return passage In summary, it is the opinion of many people that the indentured immigrants’ schemes were little more that of a new form of slavery to cover labour needs that the abolition of slavery created in the west indies and the Americas, the ship voyage, the boarding depot where they were held for up to three weeks, the deception of the contracts, the

Globalization: A New Form of Economic Imperialism

2061 words - 8 pages ? (Amin 41). The notion of sustainable development which takes into its consideration the environment, human development, and fight against poverty. This notion put certain specification to the limits to the environmental, and human exploitation that is being put in the production process. This limits are being used as the new trade tariff and barriers. If a country is not regulating the level of exploitation then no trade or limited trade will

Terrorism is not a derogatory moral classification; rather, it is a mode of warfare

1925 words - 8 pages Terrorism is not a derogatory moral classification; rather, it is a mode of warfare. Terrorism is a tactic, yet it is a term used derogatorily to describe a certain group of people because of events in the recent past. Because of a sweeping generalizations about those that commit act of terrorism, terrorism has been turned into a “dirty” word to describe people, instead of the act that the word actually defines. Why do people decide to use

Ben Jonson's Volpone - A New Form of Comedy

3068 words - 12 pages comical satire as well as a morality play. It also adapts the features of a fable in that it strives to teach a moral. Yet this play, even though it adopts these traditions, puts a different twist on what people would expect from a comedy or morality play. Jonson presents his audience with an unconventional way of approaching the subjects he is satirizing by creating a new form of comedy that embodies aspects of all three genres. Since we are

A New Form of Music: The Baroque Period

1545 words - 6 pages Baroque period, the music went all over the place. The notes went from high notes to low notes, then back up to high notes. At first, people had a hard time accepting this new form of music but eventually the new form of music was adapted too. Word painting, originating from the Renaissance, also came into Baroque music (Pogue 18). Word painting, for instance, would be a singer singing slowly falling notes to illustrate a sigh (Pogue 18

Medical Marijuana: A not so new form of medical treatment

1226 words - 5 pages and the patients that benefit from its use and a vast number of people feel it should be legalized for medical conditions across America. The use of marijuana for medical purposes is not a new issue. Prior to the twentieth century, marijuana was often used for treatment of symptoms caused by medical issues in both the United States and throughout Europe, Asia and India. In their report, Hall & Degenhardt state that it was not until modern

New Form of Bullying: Cyberbullying

2508 words - 10 pages was hard to depict a bullying altercation versus a cyberbullying altercation. Cyber bullying is more indirect, and takes bullying to a whole new level because it usually involves adolescents conspiring against their peer or group of peers, facilitating deliberate and repeated threats by posting cruel texts, and or graphics using phone, internet, and or another form of technology (Mason, 2008). Some causes of why adolescents bully online

New form of Black Control

3675 words - 15 pages (Alexander, 2010). White southern plantation owners had to development a new form of racial control in the country because there were a significant number of free blacks who could go where they wanted. Now at this time plantation owners probably had haunting flashback of the past one might think. They feared that blacks might reciprocate the same harsh behaviors towards them that they inflicted on slaves in the past, so the urgency of putting laws

Should the US Government be scared of Cyber Terrorism?

931 words - 4 pages Should the U.S. Government be Scared of Cyber Terrorism?In today's society, people are always trying to improve technology, but in doing so, are they creating something that can be used to create mass destruction for the United States? Everyday computers get faster, new programs are written, or some scientist finds a way to make a job be done quicker. The United States is finding out that being a World Power and other countries are getting

A Look at Terrorism: The New War

1549 words - 6 pages history. The most accepted definition of terrorism is the illegitimate use of force on innocent people to achieve a political objective. The State Department's official definition is the "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience." These inflictions cannot be performed directly by any government, but they can be

Defending the Deity of Christ to a Jehovah’s Witness

1264 words - 5 pages truth to them. To defend the deity of Christ, we must focus on what the Bible says. A Jehovah’s Witness “does not deny the virgin birth of Christ” (Hoekema). This is a good place to correlate the New and Old Testament scriptures – the Old Testament prophesied about Jesus being virgin born, and the New Testament tells about it. Do not forget to use your Bible- “the Bible the Jehovah’s Witnesses use is the New World Translation (NWT), which is a

Similar Essays

Cyber Warfare: The Importance Of The New Digital Battlefield

2258 words - 9 pages Neutrality In The Age Of Cyber Warfare." Michigan Law Review 106, no. 7: 1427-1451. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed March 21, 2011). Lynn III, William J. 2010. "Defending a New Domain." In Foreign Affairs, 97-108. Foreign Affairs, 2010. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed March 21, 2011). Schaap, Arie J. 2009. "Cyber Warfare Operations: Development And Use Under International Law." Air Force Law Review 64, 121-173

The Dangers Of Cyber Terrorism Essay

1529 words - 6 pages , and cyber terrorism (Seigel, 2009; Thio, 2010). Cyber terrorism, the more dangerous of the 3, is defined as the use of digital equipment to bring down a country by tapping into its computer based programs and dismantling its infrastructure which includes but not limited to: banking networks, air traffic control systems, gas and oil production, transportation, and emergency services that all rely on computer networks to function (Thio, 2010

Terrorism Is A Growing Form Of Political Influence

2554 words - 10 pages Conclusion In my opinion terrorism is a growing form of violence in which a party tries to achieve a political goal and it must be fought against. The U.S. must decipher a clear cut way to deal with terrorist acts instead of acting on individual situations in an unorganized way by either using military force or ignoring terrorist demands all together. This approach obviously does not work, as shown in the above in my Summary and Evaluation, and

A New Form Of Anti Semitism Essay

1285 words - 6 pages Sam Bould Mrs. Osokina History 102, section 018 4 April 2014 A New form of Anti-Semitism Adolf Hitlers’ Mein Kampf published July 18, 1925 outlined Hitler’s plan to reform Germany based on one true race. During this time period; shortly after World War One, Germany was on the bridge of economic, political, and social shambles. In 1919 the signing of the Treaty of Versailles threw Germany even closer to self destruction. The Treaty