NATO HAS DECLARED THE CYBERSPACE AS “OPERATIONAL DOMAIN, JUST LIKE AIR, SEA & LAND”
SOURCE: SPUTNIK NEWS
NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the alliance had decided to designate cyberspace as an official operational domain of warfare, such as land, sea and air.
Earlier, a member of the Congress Permanent Select Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) claimed that any cyberattack on American surveillance satellites could be considered an act of war, suggesting that the US should respond to hackers with weapons.
“We have made the decision now to make cyber a domain, as we have land, sea and air,” Stoltenberg said.
He added that the decision to declare cyberspace as an operational domain was of big importance for the alliance.
“Cyberattack can trigger collective defense,” Stoltenberg added.