Cyberspace Governance and its Intricacies

Cyberspace Governance and its Intricacies

By Gov CIO Outlook | Friday, June 14, 2019

Cyberspace Governance and its IntricaciesFREMONT, CA: The rapid expansion and inclusive function of information and communication technology have fashioned and expanded the domain of cybersecurity. Cyberspace governance, connected with AI, promotes social efficiency and economic prosperity as new challenges on national and international security tends to grow day-by-day.

Cyber-technology has been utilized in the military field speedily and has acted as a force enhancer when attached with conventional capabilities. Some governments have possessed the cyber-capabilities influential enough to undermine the ability of the vital infrastructure and military information systems of others. At some level, the armaments race in cyberspace expands itself in technological competition.

In recent times, state-to-state cyberspace altercations have increased along with the deepening of geopolitical conflicts. Cyber-influence over human involvement has been applied by countries as an important mode to use information assets, thus positioning all governments on alertness with reinforced protection. Therefore, it is the accountability of the defense establishments to maintain tactical restraint in the employment of cyber-capabilities and turn their eyes to resilient and defensive stances.

The more reorganized a country is, the more reliant it will turn into on cyberspace. In this digital era, no state could endure state-level cyberattacks. Besides, cyber-capabilities continually bring new risks to military safety, nuclear security, and space defense. In order to avert conflicts and catastrophes in the cyberspace, combined efforts are necessary to solve security predicaments and boost mutual trust. To be followed further, more communication channels can be established at operational. Diversified communication feeds are essential for emergency response and organization in crises.

Up-and-coming technologies, like Big Data analysis, quantum technology, cloud computing, and AI, have made advancements in the past decades. In future conflicts, autonomous and unmanned weaponry systems will indeed play a key role. Therefore, it is essential for the defense establishments to observe the new risks intensifying from the technological application while chasing military superiority. Threat assessment shall be taken into account while crafting and analyzing weaponry systems as well as installing new technologies. It is the liability of the defense authorities to make certain that the rising cyber-technologies keep on benefiting humanity and endorse international security.  

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