Title: THE CYBER DOGS OF WAR: JOINT EFFORTS OF FUTURE WORLD LEADERS IN THE PREVENTION OF CYBERWARFARE

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 240-251
Authors: Nadiya Kostyuk, Marielle Ali
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Peacefare and Digital Forensic (CyberSec2013)
- Malaysia

Abstract:


Cyberwarfare is best viewed as “old wine in a new bottle” as the exigencies of the traditional laws of war remain unchanged. Using this paradigm, this article analyzes the challenges of warfare in cyberspace caused by the thin line between crime and warfare. As cyber-offenders begin using stepping stone countries as homebases for assaults, their prosecution becomes more challenging. To overcome this hurdle, this article recommends that governments promote domestic and international cooperation in modernizing the existing legal framework so that cybersphere is viewed as a dimension of war, thus leading to the creation of a strong legal base. On a micro level, community-based approaches remain crucial to cyberwarfare prevention and should be combined with a macro level approach of international technical and financial assistance to stepping stone nations in dealing with future advanced persistent threats that might find safe haven within their borders.