quinta-feira, 16 de junho de 2016

Cyberspace: the new NATO's theater of war

Defence Ministers of the 28 NATO countries met in Brussels to prepare the next Summit of 8 and 9 July in Warsaw.

To the Secretary General of the Organization, the computer attacks will, in future, be treated as "acts of war".

"a cyberattack can activate our collective defense system because we see this kind of attacks as something that can cause a lot of damage and it can be very dangerous. And today it's hard to imagine a conflict without a cyber dimension ".

NATO, which claims to be the target of dozens of daily attack attempts, claims to want to strengthen its offensive capabilities in cyberspace.

Since 2007 that a NATO Center in Talinn, Estonia, has focused solely on defense technology.

Several countries, such as the United Kingdom or the United States, have set up similar units within their national armies.

Since 2011 Washington considers cyberspace as a war operation territory, having promised to respond to any action hostile computer as if it were a military strike.

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