The Fifth Dimension of Warfare: Cyber Terrorism

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Pisan Amornratananuparp


The 5th Dimension of Warfare, Cyberterrorism Cyberwarfare is the key factor in determining strategies for the 5th Dimension of Warfare, which includes threats in two dimensions, namely treats in warfare and threats that are the result of equipment used in warfare. As for the threats of warfare, it has been transformed from conventional warfare to the innovative use of technology as a tool to conduct warfare, in other words, Cyber Warfare. As for the strategic tools that have been used to counter non-conventional threats or non-conventional warfare, it is a necessity for security organizations to adapt their strategies, capabilities among personnel as well as tactics due to the transformation of the battlefield towards Hybrid Warfare. This new type of warfare incorporates Conventional Warfare with Irregular Warfare. The main difference between Conventional Warfare and Cyberwarfare is that the aims of operations in the 5th Dimension of Warfare do not target the loss of lives as a result, but carry out the operation through disruptive tactics, which are so-called System-disruption Operations. The advantage of the operation depends on the development and utilization of programs, as well as the various dimensions of the means of attacking through hackers. These individuals/ groups will carry out guerilla warfare that targets military assets, Command and Control, Internet of Battlefield Things: IoBT, Critical Infrastructure, and vulnerable targets.

It can be summarized that the success of Hybrid Warfare depends on the concentration of force, integrating operational and tactical plans (conventional warfare, terrorism, and technology) and joint attacks at the enemy’s center of gravity, which disrupts the operation of key infrastructures.


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