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Failed Cyberdefense - The Environmental Consequences of Hostile Acts
Military Review (2014)
  • Jan Kallberg, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Rosemary A. Burk, Arkansas Tech University
Abstract

A failed cyberdefense can have wider effects than discussed in earlier debates of potential consequences of a cyberattack. The need for cyberdefense to protect the environment has not drawn the attention it deserves as a national security matter. Adversarial nations are covertly pursuing methods to damage and disrupt the United States in a cyberconflict in the future. The president of the United States noted this in Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense: Both state and non-state actors possess the capability and intent to conduct cyberespionage and, potentially, cyberattacks on the United States, with possible severe effects on both our military operations and our homeland.

Keywords
  • cyber,
  • cyberdefense,
  • cybersecurity,
  • environment,
  • hazards
Publication Date
Summer May 5, 2014
Citation Information
Jan Kallberg and Rosemary A. Burk. "Failed Cyberdefense - The Environmental Consequences of Hostile Acts" Military Review Vol. 2014 Iss. May-June (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jan_kallberg/23/