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Cyber Security: An International Issue of Cooperation

Created on Sunday, 04 November 2012 19:19 Published Date
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cyber securityIn today’s contemporary world, nations are no longer confined to their land borders or “hard shell”- threats and attacks have reached another dimension of confrontation: cyberspace.[1] Critical infrastructure systems within states are at risk due to cybersecurity vulnerability. Some examples of risks that hackers and foreign intelligence agencies can use to paralyze society are altering financial figures, shutting down the electrical grid, stealing intellectual property, and controlling railroad switches. Many of these infrastructures are privately owned and some have been victims of cyberattacks.[2] This grave security risk brings our attention to the importance of nations working together to enhance their safety in cyberspace.

 

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