Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Video

The Inescapable Duality of Kinetic War and Cyber War

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Antony KM, cybersecurity expert and auditor for a leading Australian bank

The prospects of another cyber war are looming with the latest war between Israel and Hamas. Cyberwarfare is the new norm in conflicts because it offers new dimensions to kinetic fighting at much less risk, cost and effort, according to Antony KM, a cybersecurity expert who works for a leading Australian bank.

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The use of deception and low-intensity, nonconventional battle techniques can affect the dynamics of war - plus cyberwarfare offers a much lower risk of casualties and provides anonymity, deniability and a high return on investment. "The unique aspect of a cyberwar is that it can have low intensity. The nation-state actors do not straightaway focus on full-fledged combats against adversaries. They are creating small impacts, which is now forcing another nation to retaliate via kinetic war. This is a good deception technique," Antony said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Antony discussed:

  • Steps organizations should take to enhance their cyber readiness in the face of evolving threats;
  • The relationship between cyberwar and kinetic war;
  • How to effectively filter and analyze information from the darknet.

Antony, a senior auditor at a leading Australian bank, has more than 15 years of experience in corporate and military information security and cyberwarfare defense, specializing in vertical cybersecurity domains. He also has hands-on experience with offensive cyber operations.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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