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CascadiaPrime Cognition - The Grey Zone - Cyber governance, CyberCrime, Cybersecurity, Cyberwar, Hybridwar

Cyberspace is the new high ground of political, economic and military jocking for power. Sinister forces are loose.

Cybercrime has become increasingly serious problem - threatening even our global financial system and our systems of energy distribution. Criminal organizations, adversaries (state and non-state actors) and individuals use AI - and in time will use AGI - to achieve their ends. Careful consideration needs to be given to political, legal and technical means to combat cybercrime both nationally and internationally.

The boundary between cybercrime and cyberwarfare is not a clear boundary. The current methodology for combating cybercrime and cyberwar defensively has been referred to as "patch and pray". Investigations of better methodoligies are underway. Human centered defence will not be possible when response times in milliseconds are required to be successful and when stealth attacks employ methodoligies specifically designed as it were to be buried in mountains of data and constitute background noise not perceptable by human senses in reasonable times.

More recently the implications of use of social media as a mechanism for sowing social and political division in the democracies has come to the fore.

The boundary line between defensive and offensive systems appears to be similarly grey given that successful defence requires successful intelligence about adversary capabilities and the siting of adversary assets. It assumes the characteristic of guerilla war rather than a war of static front lines.

It is a conflict space with N-dimensions where civilian and military boundaries are blurred. Management of this new phenonomena and threat is profoundly disturbing to traditional western values and norms and therefore one of the premier challenges of our times - particlarly give the complexity and our relative levels of cyber-illiteracy.

To this we must add a complicating risk of solar flares - that could bring down power and our electronic based societies or accidently trigger a war.

"emerging new military capabilities—cyber, space, missile defense, long-range strike and (cutting through all) autonomous systems—are increasing uncertainties associated with strategic stability." Source

  The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) Twitter: UNICRI @UNICRI
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  We’ve Lost the Opening Info Battle against Russia; Let’s Not Lose the War - Today we confront a new type of conflict: the war of narrative (February 23, 2018)
  Senate Intelligence Briefing Features AI and Decision Advantage (February 23, 2018)
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  We need a global cyberwar treaty, says the former head of GCHQ (February 21, 2018)
  The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation (February 21, 2018)
  Thomas Friedman's 'Code Red' Warning About President Donald Trump (February 20, 2018)
  National Cyber Security Centre (A Part of GCHQ)
  The launch of the National Cyber Security Centre (February 13, 2018)
  ICDS: Hacking for Influence— Foreign Influence Activities and Cyber-attacks (February 2018)
  Wired: Artificial Intelligence AI cyberattacks will be almost impossible for humans to stop (December 2017)
  Hague Centre for Strategic Studies: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Defense - strategic implications for small and medium-sized force providers ( 2017)
  The Hague Institute: The Future of Cyber Governance (2014)
  Communications Security Establishment - Cyber Security Awareness
  United States S.2588 - Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014
  HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA BILL C-51 - An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and amend other acts
  Sadie Creese on Cybercrime
  Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention Committee
  UK Centre for theProtection of National Infrastructure. CPNI is the government authority for protective security advice to the UK national infrastructure
  FBI - Cyber Crime
  RCMP- Cyber Crime
  Twitter search - cyberwar
  Twitter search - hybrid war
  The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)