Korea’s Cyber War Vortex: Seminar by Professor Greg Austin


The Korean Peninsula has become a “peace time” test bed for offensive cyber operations targeting civil society, critical infrastructure (nuclear power stations) and military forces (ballistic missiles). This is an alarming development given that the peninsula is the location of the single most dangerous strategic confrontation in the world, in terms of the forces concentrated in a single area, associated high states of alert, and almost weekly threats of war from one side. At the same time, South Korea has taken a leading role in international diplomacy for a free and open internet and has set some useful benchmarks for national cyber security policy