3 Ways Cyber Security Compounds Nuclear Risks, Making Nuclear War Thinkable Again

3 Ways Cyber Security Compounds Nuclear Risks, Making Nuclear War Thinkable Again

The internet coincidentally shares a heritage with the nuclear age. Indeed, it was conceived as a decentralized and distributed communications network that could survive a nuclear war and preserve command and control. In the post-Cold War era, its principal significance is not so much military as the news backbone of the global digital economy. These two worlds – the nuclear and the digital – are now converging. They are also giving rise to new risks, three of which stand out.

 

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