This chapter describes and evaluates the cyber world, including its phenomena, from a strategic perspective. As no universally accepted definitions for the cyber world exist, associated literature and publications address it in many ways. This chapter depicts the standards-based risk model, cyber operations and cyberweaponry, as well as the critical structures of society as the targets. Moreover, cyber security definitions and a five-layer model of cyber threats, which include cyber vandalism, cybercrime, cyber intelligence, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare are provided.
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