Cyberwar Methods and Practice

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Title: Cyberwar Methods and Practice
Authors: Saalbach, Klaus
Abstract: Cyberwar (Cyber war, Cyber Warfare) is the military confrontation with the means of information technology. This paper presents the current state and deals with the theoretical and practical problems. In practice, cyberwar is an integral part of military action, but cannot be completely separated from espionage, since the intrusion into and reconnaissance of target systems is essential for further action. After an overview of attack methods, attackers (Advanced Persistent Threats), espionage tools, cyber weapons and cyber defense, a particular focus is on the attribution of cyber-attacks and the Smart Industry (Industry 4.0). Afterwards, the cyberwar strategies of the US, China, Russia, and further leading actors will be discussed. Further chapters present the Artificial Intelligence with Large Language Models and Generative AI, Smart Industry, smart devices, and biological applications.
Citations: Working Paper - Background material of the Course Geopolitics and Geostrategy. English Version. Universität Osnabrück, Fachbereich 1 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Staat und Innenpolitik, updated version 2024
Subject Keywords: Cyberwar; Cyber Warfare; Smart Industry; Artificial Intelligence
Issue Date: 26-Feb-2024
License name: Attribution 3.0 Germany
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Type of publication: Arbeitspapier [WorkingPaper]
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