Cyberwar: The Digital Front - An Attack on Freedom and Democracy?
Countries and governments are increasingly using digital technologies in cyberspace, whether for communication, monitoring, espionage, combating crime and optimization of their military forces. The freedom of the Internet creates new spaces and facilitates new strategies. But how secure are they really? How secure is our own data, and how safe are countries? Many governments already integrate cyberwarfare methods in their civil and military security strategies.
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Cyber vulnerability is not a myth. In the foreseeable future, the government will have to give an account of Germany’s cyber capabilities.
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Special: Cybersecurity in Germany - Myth and Reality
There is a new threat. We cannot see it, hear it, or feel it, but it is there. It is putting industrialized countries under pressure and targets our infrastructure without any guns being pointed or shots being fired. Its troops are invisible, their attacks silent, and the front has no borders. The Internet has made our world faster and our economy stronger. It connects people and markets. It links knowledge and ideas. But it opens up a new flank of vulnerability. And it is increasingly a scene of military conflict.
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