According to popular opinion, evidence of international or military information warfare can be found only toward the end of the 20th century, in the late 1980ʹs or early 1990ʹs. The purpose of this study is to examine the truth of this claim and to ascertain if any earlier evidence of this type of warfare exists. The study focused on two main sources: past research of technological developments during the 1960–1980 period and interviews with past prominent figures in the technological field. We revealed evidence of hostility between the U.S. and the Soviet Union and an awareness of defense and warfare tools. Further investigation revealed hypothetical evidence as to the existence of offensive operations. This study uncovers the beginnings of modern information warfare, which were rooted in technological developments and social changes of the time.
|Journal||Information Security Journal|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
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- Information warfare
- cold war
- cyber warfare
- soviet union