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Cyber Warfare
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For most people the words ‘Cyber Warfare’ seem to invoke fear or lead to imaginary what-ifs. It is the matter of sci-fi movies and novels, and most of us do not actually understand what the term encompasses.

There is something about the concept that makes it harder to grasp than ‘normal’ warfare. But do not worry. This blog is here to help you get a better understanding of the term and to help you follow the recent developments.

Key Terms in Cyber Warfare

The terminology of cyber warfare and cyber security can be hard to understand, or simply unknown. So here is a list of some of the most commonly used terms.

What is Cyber Warfare?

Cyber Warfare is in many ways an extremely difficult entity to define. Even the experts seem to have various understandings of the term – and its importance. But let’s try to dive into the complexity

“Tomorrow’s cyberwar attacks, may come from our own fridges, heating systems, home-assistants and cars”

William Merrin
  • Cyber Warefare Autumn 2019

    December 2, 2019 by

    Do you feel like you have fully understood cyber warfare now? That you can easily pinpoint it? and most of all, that it does not scare you even a tiny bit? No? Well, luckily you are not alone. And you are definitely on the right track to a better understanding This blog has pretty clearly… Read more

  • What is up with WhatsApp?

    December 1, 2019 by

    Through these past weeks – and even months WhatsApp has been quite the hot topic. So what is actually up with that? May 2019 WhatsApp discovers an attack that used a zero day to successfully install spyware on a number of their users’ devices. Back then ‘WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack… Read more

  • Danes can now apply for Cyber military service

    November 30, 2019 by

    Have you always dreamt of joining the military, but for some reason you were not eligible? Whether you were too tall, too slow, too hard of hearing, now might be your chance! That is if you actually have experience with cyber security – and if you are a Dane. So that might in reality be… Read more

  • Belgium and Europol working to shut down Islamic State

    November 28, 2019 by

    The Belgian authorities claim to have carried out a cyberattack against internet media with relations to Islamic state. They have done this in cooperation with Europol, with the purpose of shutting down a large amount of the media and websites that Islamic state uses. Among the attacked servers are the news agency called Amaq, which… Read more

  • Is it cyber warfare when a country shuts down their own internet?

    November 26, 2019 by

    The Iranian government has been doing everything they can to shut down their own internet. This is being done in attempt to keep Iranian citizens from protesting the government. The protests started around the 15th of November as a reaction to rising prices on gasoline, and have seen several protestors killed. However, it is important… Read more

  • UK government tweeting porn?

    November 26, 2019 by

    Yesterday, the 25th of November, the official account of the UK government in Wales tweeted out graphic porn videos. Rather than being an attempt to gain followers, it was in fact claimed to be due to a cyber attack. The account has approximately 14.500 followers, and even though measures were quickly taken and the posts… Read more

  • The Internet of Things is open for all

    November 16, 2019 by

    “Tomorrow’s cyberwar attacks, may come from our own fridges, heating systems, home-assistants and cars” William Merrin This might still sound too sci-fi and unimaginable to you. But honestly, it shouldn’t.  The concept of the ‘internet of things’ addresses this exact flaw in our growing electronic world. It refers to the network of actual physical objects… Read more

  • The first ever training camp against Cyber war

    November 4, 2019 by

    Most nations are becoming more and more aware that cyber attacks is one of the biggest threats to their safety. So what do you do with that knowledge? You start training for it of course! At least that seems to be the reasoning in Taiwan, where the government is currently experiencing a week-long simulated cyber… Read more

  • Trolling Soldiers through Social Media

    October 27, 2019 by

    Imagine you are stationed in Estonia, you are a Dutch soldier, and you are currently working on a NATO operation, that has the goal to scare Russia from invading its neighbouring countries. Your boyfriend is waiting for you at home, in your shared apartment. You keep in touch over social media, as much as you… Read more

  • What is Cyber Warfare?

    October 13, 2019 by

    Cyber Warfare is in many ways an extremely difficult entity to define. Even the experts seem to have various understandings of the term – and its importance. But let’s try to dive into the complexity anyway, so that we can at least attempt to define how the term will be understood within the walls of… Read more

  • Key Terms in Cyber Warfare

    October 13, 2019 by

    The terminology of cyber warfare and cyber security can be hard to understand. So here is a walk through of some of the most commonly used terms.The list will be updated throughout the progress of this blog. Threat Actors Since it is very hard to determine who is behind cyber attacks, or in general any… Read more

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