EVALUATING CYBER THREATS IN CAUCASUS ACTORS POSING THREATS TO GEORGIAN CYBER SPACE
Authors: Salome Mikiashvili
Affiliation: International Black Sea University
Keywords: cyber, cyber threats, Caucasus, cyber space
ABSTRACT. Cyber war is the action aimed at destroying information and communication systems, while web war is a deliberate action involving attempts by one or several actors via open or hidden channels, to transform the perception of the target actor so that the transformation will bring desirable results to the attacker. Apart from critical infrastructure of national importance, active membership of anti-terrorist coalition and considering the clear-cut Euro-Atlantic vector of the country, additional target is the Georgia-based information networks and infrastructure of other countries, international organizations and foreign businesses. In the paper is shown that the recent cyber security activities in the Caucasus region suggest that we are dealing with a completely new precedent related to the deployment of forces in the cyber security field. In fact, this case has clearly demonstrated the increasingly active use of cyber security elements in international relations, and primarily in terms of distribution of power.
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