Kuwait Times Labeed Abdal column
Feb 17, 2013 (Kuwait Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
One cannot deny the continuous global threats to military or security entities in many parts of the world, given that it is an open arena for muscle flexing and display of some tangible power. Some countries do not stop there but also extend that power to cyberspace.
There are cyber invasions led by cyber gangs or e-criminal networks which can be leashed on the private sector of a targeted country and may include banks, insurance, medical, financial and industrial institutions etc.
Even individuals are targeted to become victims of efraud, money laundering crimes and indirectly being drafted into criminal organizations or ransom deals through e-scams. The matter might not stop even there even as such threats can even target the entire country as a form of a new type of weaponry meant to escalate attacks and weaken it.
Such cyber attacks are part of the larger armoury of ground, air or naval attacks in the new emerging forms of war. Most of the countries must unite their efforts against such new forms of terrorism which pose a serious threat. Furthermore, the issue can also involve acute uncertainties which can cripple the internet and other ways of communication which are so vital to our lives and all our daily decision making processes.
In Kuwait, I find it as part of the national duty, historic responsibility and political wisdom to work on this area through serious efforts to maintain the state security in a solid and scientifically advanced fashion. Meanwhile, the global coordination and cooperation has become an imperative need for the whole international community to protect the international peace and security in many new senses.
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