cyberwar cyberwar

Definition(s):

  • (n) an assault on electronic communication networks

Usage(s):

  1. The first superpower cyberwar lasted nine days.
  2. For years one of the fundamental questions facing any tech reporter was about cyberwarfare.
  3. There's the 2007 alleged cyberwar Russia launched against Estonia in the wake of a flap surrounding a Soviet war memorial.

News

  1. Presidential cyberwar directive gives Pentagon long-awaited marching orders (+video)

    The 18-page, Top Secret 'Presidential Policy Directive 20' instructs the Pentagon to draw up a cyberwar target list and to protect US infrastructure from foreign cyberattack.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Presidential cyberwar directive gives Pentagon long-awaited marching orders

    The 18-page, Top Secret 'Presidential Policy Directive 20' instructs the Pentagon to draw up a cyberwar target list and to protect US infrastructure from foreign cyberattack.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Obama's Cyberwar Target List Just Made His Meeting with China Very Difficult

    Cyberwar is all-but-officially the new Cold War. In its third major scoop in three days, and just hours before President Obama was set to sit down at the Sunnylands estate in California with Chinese President Xi Jinping to talk about cyberwarfare, The Guardian reported that Obama ordered national security agents to compile a list of targets for preemptive Internet-based disruption, similar to ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Building tanks does not mean you fear you could be overrun by a military force right now. It pays to build tanks and it pays to prepare for cyberwar, but I don't believe that's a fear we should worry about right now," Schneier said.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Bruce Schneier Source: AFP

  2. "The United States is fighting a cyberwar today, and we are losing," said former NSA director -- and current cyberwar contractor -- Mitch McConnell.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mike McConnell Source: CNN International

  3. "Cyberwar, in some sense, is going on right now. So, I say to my friends on the Internet, relax......[Because] this is something that we need to protect our country. Right now China......can disconnect parts of [the] Internet in case of war and we...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Joe Lieberman Source: TG Daily

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