Thursday, January 24, 2013

What's this Journal All About, Anyway?

Cyberspace consists of a global network of networks, both public and private, where more than two billion people interact with and through more than twelve billion computers and enabled devises of all types.  Devices range from ordinary PC’s and hand-held tablets to global positioning satellites, data routers, massive data storage facilities, complexes of scientific processors, communications and air traffic control systems, water and power generation systems and much, much more.

The Internet can be thought of as nothing less than a transformative development in human history.  There has never been anything like it.  And from today's view, the potential and future of this network of networks seems limitless.

But transformations are like bulls - you get the bull but you also get the horns.  In the case of Cyberspace, the horns are those who use this near-miraculous marvel to trick and steal from one another, disrupt operations, engage in spying, and increasingly, conduct war.  These actions of malfeasance thus span a wide range of evils.

SCOPE.  CyberWarfare Today addresses the upper end of the destructive scale of these actions, to include nation-state cyber intelligence gathering, cyber attacks and disruption, and full-blown cyber war, which collectively we will refer to as Cyber Warfare.  We will not focus, except when pertinent, on hacking, cyber theft and criminal activities, empowering social causes or, with a few exceptions, corporate espionage.

As our tag line states, we will be focusing not on the latest breaking news on the baddest attack that strikes ours or any nation, but the themestrends and future of cyber warfare, including its causes, those who perpetuate such actions, and their methods.  We will also be addressing the consequences of cyber warfare in economic, human, and geopolitical terms.  Our aim is to connect with you, our readers in an interactive manner which enriches the discussion for all who visit this site.

Please join us, enjoy our perspectives - and hopefully, stay more informed on this fascinating and critical topic.

James McFarlin


Welcome aboard.  We have a fascinating, ever-evolving journey ahead of us.  

1 comment:

  1. He's so right on. Better get ready....or, at least, get aware!!