Cyber operations and Gray Zones:challenges for NATO

Fitton, Oliver James (2016) Cyber operations and Gray Zones:challenges for NATO. Connections, 15 (2). pp. 109-119. ISSN 1812-1098

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The Gray Zone represents a space between peaceful state rivalries and war. Within this space actors have developed hybrid strategies to extend their influence. This concept of conflict is best illustrated by Russia’s actions in Eastern Ukraine in 2014. Gray Zone doctrine leverages ambiguity to create an environment in which adversaries are unable to make strategic decisions in a timely and confident manner. Cyber Operations, because of the attribution problem, lend themselves to this kind of conflict. This article explores the interactions between the Gray Zone and cyber operations and considers questions which NATO must address in order to adapt.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Connections
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 79003
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2016 10:52
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2020 03:02

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