Cyber Threats as One of the Most Serious Asymmetric Security Threats in 21st Century

Radoslav IVANČÍK
2020 Košická bezpečnostná revue  
Release of international tension after the end of the Cold War, the dynamic increase in the intensity of cooperation at the transnational level and the impact of globalization processes have brought about a rapid expansion of several sectors, including the sphere of information and communications technologies at the end of the second and the beginning of the third millenniums. However, intensive internationalization, cooperation and interconnection of participating actors, together with
more » ... gether with weakening of time and space barriers, brought along with lots of positives also many negatives. These were reflected mainly in the gradual deterioration of the security environment, the security situation and the growth of asymmetric security threats in the form of international terrorism, illegal migration, cross-border organized crime and recently still more often in the form of cyber attacks on public and private computer networks. Therefore, an author, with the use of relevant methods of scientific research, deals with cyber threats that are becoming one of the most serious asymmetric security threats in the 21st century.
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