Кибер-война и мир

КЕМБРИДЖ. Два года назад часть неисправного компьютерного кода заразила ядерную программу Ирана и уничтожила многие центрифуги, используемые для обогащения урана. Некоторые наблюдатели назвали этот очевидный саботаж предвестником новой формы войны, а министр обороны США Леон Панетта предупредил американцев об опасности нападения на США типа «кибер Перл-Харбора». Но что мы действительно знаем о кибер-конфликте?

Кибер-область компьютеров и связанных с ней электронных видов деятельности представляет собой сложную искусственную среду, а противники-люди действуют целенаправленно и осмысленно. Горы и океаны трудно передвигать, но части киберпространства можно включать и выключать, нажимая выключатель. Гораздо дешевле и быстрее двигать электроны через весь земной шар, чем двигать большие корабли на большие расстояния.

Стоимость разработки подобных судов – крупных авианосцев и подводного флота – создаёт огромные барьеры для участия, что обеспечивает господство ВМС США. Но барьеры для участия в киберпространстве настолько низки, что здесь при низких затратах значительную роль могут играть негосударственные субъекты и небольшие государства.

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