On May 2th, the U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has delivered to Congress the report titled, “Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 2012”.
Increased reliance on the Internet and other networked systems raise the risks of cyber attacks that could harm our nation’s cyber infrastructure.
Cyber is now recognized as an operational domain, but the theory that should explain it strategically is very largely missing. As the military establishment accepted the revolution in military affairs as the big organizing idea of the 1990s, then moved on to transformation in the early-2000s, so the third really big idea of the post-Cold War Era began to secure traction—cyber.
In 2010 I wrote a paper entitled "Cyberwarfare and its damaging effects on citizens" in which I have analyzed the damaging effects, in terms of loss of human lifes, that an hypothetical cyber-war or individual acts of cyberwarfare could cause to citizens of a nation under attack.
On 4th April, the French Ministry of Defense launched a network of Cyber Defence Reservists to help the country cope with cyber-threats.