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cyberwarfare Line breaks: cyber|war¦fare
Pronunciation: /sʌɪbəˈwɔːfɛː/

Definition of cyberwarfare in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The use of computer technology to disrupt the activities of a state or organization, especially the deliberate attacking of information systems for strategic or military purposes: professional programmers are being hired by governments intent on waging cyberwarfare
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  • Senior Defense Department officials said current proposals did not envision creating a wholly separate command for cyberwarfare, nor in putting one individual armed service in charge.
  • "If a government wanted to experiment with its capability, it might want to use a proxy, but with cyberwarfare you want to have control and turning over capability to another group is always difficult."
  • He wrote that there was no theory of deterrence to guide planning for cyberwarfare similar to strategies that guided nuclear planning in the cold war, and that it remained difficult to assess exactly who carried out an attack over computer networks.

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