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The age of cyber warfare

Nation states have a new kind of weapon—how well is Britain preparing? (This article is from Prospect's supplement on cyber resilience)

By Alex Dean  

Photo: ©MEDIA DRUM WORLD / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

Warfare has always evolved. As weapons change so does the reality of conflict: spears gave way to swords, then to rifles and machine guns. Horses gave way to tanks and then fighter jets and now drones. Each had destructive new implications. The speed at which you can develop new technology puts you on the winning or losing side.

We are now into the next phase: cyber warfare. Nation states have a new weapon in their armoury. The internet provides for entirely…

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