The State Department’s chief legal adviser said Tuesday that the U.S. government believes cyberattacks are subject to international humanitarian law and the rules of war, according to a report in the Marine Corps Times.
Cyberwar is a developing battle front, one that has been evolving quickly over the past few years, the article stated. Actions within this unfolding battleground has even prompted talk of a “code of conduct” for those engaged in such warfare.
The issue has become so important that the Air Force recently concluded its first cyberweapons instructor course at Nellis Air Force Base, a rigorous six-month program that produced a cadre of specialist who will become future instructors and advisers to military leaders.
(via Stars and Stripes, ht infoneer-pulse)