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Hackers are the 21st century warriors who worry many. As everything we use becomes increasingly connected, so their opportunities to hack, divert or destroy increase. NATO Review talked to some hackers to see what motivates them – and finds out that they can actually be a force for good too.
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No time to watch a video on cyber attacks? No problem. Here we provide an infographic highlighting the main threats (and prevention techniques) for those who fear cyber attacks in government bodies. From phishing to spam and from big data to data leakage, this GovLoop infographic explains what to look for and where.
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Cyber is never the easiest subject to illustrate (without numerous pictures of cables, keyboards and flashing computer lights), but NATO Review has managed to find a number of events and issues which highlight how the use of cyber techniques has boomed.
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If any NATO country knows about cyber attacks, it's Estonia. The country suffered a high profile series of attacks on institutions across the country in spring 2007. NATO Review asked Estonia's President what the country learned from this and why he feels the area deserves more attention.
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Cyber war does not exist. This is the bald statement summarising the work of Dr Thomas Rid of King's College London, who feels that cyber attacks meet none of the conditions of war. NATO Review asked how he came to this conclusion and what it meant for the security field.
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What damage can cyber attacks actually do? NATO Review asks the White House's former director of cyber infrastructure protection what we should be worried about - and how knowledge of cyber attacks' potential may be more limited than portrayed.
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NATO Review's timeline on cyber attacks shows the history - and seriousness - of attacks since they began in the 1980s. Use the interactive timeline to find out about some of the major - and most audacious - cyber attacks since the first worm got loose in 1988.
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For a truly modern approach to bringing NATO up to speed on 21st century security threats, the Alliance needs smart spending, more commitment and clearer planning, argues Dr Jacquelyn Davis.
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9/11 heralded an age of new threats. Not least of these is the cyber threat. Here, Olaf Theiler outlines how NATO has had to adapt quickly to a fast changing, pervasive and often cheap security threat.
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Joseph Nye outlines how the cyberworld has created changes in power: e-Power. And it is a world where everyone is seemingly equal - but some are more equal than others. Here he outlines how this could develop in 2012.
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Is the internet really a force for good? Not always, not necessarily and not without significant safeguards, argues Mikko Hypponen
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Take three questions about what will be major security issues next year. Ask four experts and commentators of different ages and nationalities. Collate the answers. And see the results here.
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Both the West and China complain of increasing cyber attacks. Here we look at how both sides are beefing up their defences.
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Same concept, different angles: video 3 - How will the timing of this new Strategic Concept affect the outcome? Will it be able to deal with threats for decades to come? How will it change the way international organizations work together? And what will its changes mean for the men and women in uniform? All of these questions come under scrutiny in this section.
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A photostory outlines the trades that organised crime, and some terror groups, specialise in: from cigarettes to credit cards and from cybercrime to piracy.
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Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO’s Secretary General, speaking before his final NATO Summit, claims that there are three major challenges facing the NATO Alliance.
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A brief photo slideshow provides images and figures showing the potential of emerging risks
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Timothy Shimeall, Phil Williams and Casey Dunlevy argue that defence planning has to incorporate the virtual world to limit physical damage in the real.
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