Cyber security : different conceptions of Internet regulation

« The new concept of weapons will cause ordinary people and military men alike to be greatly astonished at the fact that commonplace things that are close to them can also become weapons with which to engage in war. (…) some morning people will awake to discover with surprise that quite a few gentle and kind things have begun to have offensive and lethal characteristics. »
* Quote from “Unrestricted Warfare in 1999” written by Quiao Liang & Wang Xiangsui. Or how a nation such as China can defeat a technologically superior opponent through a variety of means….
The Internet is at the heart of our new interconnected globalised world. It also provides many positive opportunities, but it is also seen as a source of new threats, concerns which has been expressed at the highest level. Devastating effects to economy and structures of a country can be caused without one single soldier crossing the border; without firing one single shot. The West and China have accused each other of being the source of cyber attacks, and claimed to have been victims of these attacks.

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