CyberWar and Peace – The Need for an International Cyberwar Convention
The internet like most technologies came in to light as a military network. Developed by and for the defence forces, it aimed at easing internal communication and protecting secure data in a digital realm. The world today operates in cyber space! In the digital world, one is free from most social and cultural barriers, at least in theory. As life gets more digital, the rules and regulations, and checks are imposed to protect an individual, as well as collective interest. The cyber world consists of massive amounts of information. Just like traditional warfare, if war information can be manipulated, sabotaged, stolen or falsified, the result can cause a calamity in the real world. Nevertheless, unlike the traditional forms of warfare, this fourth dimension adds an element of the unknown because in cyberspace, everything is connected to everything else. The more we move towards the digital, the more vulnerable our worlds become. The internet like most technologies came into light as a military network. Developed by and for the defence forces, it aimed at easing internal communication and protecting secure data in a digital realm.