Accession Number:

ADA329719

Title:

Information Warfare: Few Challenges for Public International Law,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-26

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Information Warfare is of Rising Concern A threshold question is, Why address this issue at all It deserves a look because our increasing dependence on information and information technologies makes us ever more vulnerable to this attractive, elegant weapon. Dependence on the National Information Infrastructure According to a recent report by a Defense Science Board Task Force, the information infrastructure of the United States is increasingly vulnerable. Indeed, because the U.S. is so very dependent on information technology, it is one of the most vulnerable nations to IW attack. This vulnerability extends to infrastructures related to military C4I, oil and gas control, water supply, government operations, mass media, civil emergency services, transportation control, finances national and global, and production, inventory and process controls. They are vulnerable because all of these systems use increasingly complex, interconnected network control systems. These infrastructures are also interdependent such that an attack on one could have a cascade effect on others.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE