Cyber-warfare is no longer science fiction and the debate among policy-makers on what norms will guide behavior in cyber-space is in full swing. The United Nations (UN) is one of the fora where this debate is taking place and the focus of this paper. The activity at the UN over the course of the past decade exhibits an astonishing rate of norm emergence in cyber-space relative to typical international relations timelines.
Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director of National Security Agency/Central Security Service, speaks at the GEOINT 2011 Symposium.
The Prime Minister David Cameron presented to Parliament the Government´s response to issues raised by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) in its 2010–2011 Annual Report, which expressed concerns at the inability of GCHQ, the British intelligence service, to retain suitable internet specialists to respond to threats.
Si stanno diffondendo rapidamente in Rete voci tese a far passare l´idea che il veicolo di infezione del worm che ha colpito un po´ di giorni fa uno dei centri di Comando e Controllo americano dei droni Predator e Reaper sia stato Internet e, in particolare, la possibilità lasciata al personale di utilizzare Facebook e il suo gioco social "Mafia War".
A breakdown in information sharing was a major factor contributing to the failure to prevent the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Since then, federal, state, and local governments have taken steps to improve sharing.