Cyberwarfare

An Examination of the Operational Requirements of Weaponised Malware

Abstract:

Malware is often used in cyberconflict scenarios. Both nation-states and non-nation threat actor groups utilise malware to execute cyberattacks. The current study examines the general role of weaponised malware in cyber conflicts and outlines the operational requirements for such weaponisation of malware. Operational needs as well as ethical considerations, including target discrimination, are examined. One goal of this study is to propose a particular taxonomy for malware that is oriented to appropriate selection of weaponised malware for cyberwarfare scenarios.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

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