A paper by FireEye‘s senior global threat analyst has been published by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence as the first volume of “The Tallinn Papers,” a cybersecurity research series.
Kenneth Geers sought to highlight how international cyber attacks within a geopolitical context shows the relation between network and national security in his paper entitled “Pandemonium: Nation States, National Security, and the Internet,” FireEye said Thursday.
“As the concept of cyber war moves from theory to reality, it is critical that cyber defense researchers ““ as well as the public ““ understand the role that professional hackers and advanced malware now play in the international arena,” Geers explains.
The research series is named after a city in Estonia that was targeted by a massive cyber attack in 2007.
“Pandemonium” is adapted from the 2013 “World War C: Understanding Nation-State Motives Behind Today’s Advanced Cyber Attacks” report by Geers and fellow FireEye researchers Darien Kindlund, Ned Moran and Rob Rachwald.