Military Cyber Warfare Smart Weapons Development Espionage
Cyber Warfare The use of the internet to wage war in the virtual world that effects the real world.
Types of Cyber Warfare • Web Vandalism • Propaganda • Gathering Data • Equipment Disruption • Attacking Critical Infrastructure
Smart Weapons Development • what are smart weapons? This is the deployment of high performance computing into already existing war machinery such as planes, tanks, bombs, torpedoes and so on. These laser guided machinery have high performing multi-processors that find it difficult to operate under the circumstances they operate under hence enclosures are built for them to be kept inside missiles etc to keep them working. This makes us think of the costs!
Advantages/disadvantages • Pilotless • More manoeuvrable • Carry more harmful substances • The bigger the sting the bigger the damage • Waste of computers • Price of maintenance • No one is responsible if ‘something’ goes wrong
How smart weapons work... • They are programmed to run on 5 simple ‘search and destroy’ steps: • Detection of target area. • Detection of target itself. • Orientation of target. • Target recognition. • Weapon release. • Find out more HERE
Espionage A form of intelligence gathering which involves active penetration of a location where sensitive data is stored and is the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets without permission of the holder of the information. Basically, espionage is spying.