Are We Ready for the Battle of Cyberspace?

July 1, 2007

No element of national security—military or civil—is immune from disruption of its information networks. Yet, steps to improve information assurance are hampered by ignorance and apathy on the part of owners and users of the network nodes and terminals. Technology that connects anybody also connects everybody.

The system is going to fail or be disrupted at some point, so what is plan B? How well will the sanctioned rules and tools governing the military in sea, air, land and space domains apply to the global electromagnetic spectrum—this nebulous, artificial place in which humans interact over networks without regard to physical geography?