A first strike cyber Blitzkrieg that spreads across military and non-military sectors is a worrying scenario. Even if we have not yet experienced an actual cyber Blitzkrieg in real life, we are at a crossroads when it comes to determining whether cyber should be compared with strategic weapons, and the destruction it causes with conventional war. If so, it should be tightly controlled, international law should take a stand on it such as a UN security council confirmation, and cyber diplomacy should be added to the diplomacy domain,” argues Josef Schroefl.
Despite the status attached to cyber power, the main question, according to Schroefl, is how to build a credible deterrence strategy to stop potential attackers, namely to convince them that any attack would indeed be comparable to a declaration of war.
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