International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy / 2022, Volume 3
Hybrid Approaches to Increase the Effectiveness of Defenses in the Face of Informational Warfare
An overarching crisis looming over global stability is underway with no end in sight. Informational warfare is not an accessory to conventional warfare, but a strong enhancer, with the (dis) advantage that it can be used in peacetime as well. Informational warfare is now the most dangerous and important aspect of modern warfare. While propaganda and influence operations have existed since antiquity, the propagation of social media and technology have made it viral, cost-effective, and reaching potential billions of users in a short time, with the strong potential to influence and direct the new global order. Resiliency must be the key strategy to defend against it, enhancing operational capabilities in the informational sphere, government proficiency in cybersecurity innovation, and education at all levels. Modern states and alliances must acknowledge the seriousness of the threat and constantly build capabilities, develop strategies and be prepared to use them wisely to defend against informational threats that are dominating the digital world.
Cybersecurity, Russia, Ukraine, Informational warfare, Disinformation, Hybrid
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Felix STAICU, "Hybrid Approaches to Increase the Effectiveness of Defenses in the Face of Informational Warfare", International Journal of Cyber Diplomacy, ISSN 2668-8662, vol. 3, pp. 33-39, 2022. https://doi.org/10.54852/ijcd.v3y202204