Information and modern technologies as an asymmetric threat to state security. Philosophical perspective.
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Military University of Technology
Submission date: 2023-06-01
Acceptance date: 2023-11-20
Publication date: 2023-12-30
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Arnold Warchał   

Military University of Technology
JoMS 2023;53(4):578-591
Rapid evolution and progress in computer sciences present new determinants for informational technologies. The universal knowledge based on Mathematics and Computer science exploring processes in information dissemination, should be persistently analyzed. Its focus on practical applicability presents various problems and new possibilities for the field of Security Studies, adding new categories to its research interests, that should be constantly defined and redefined. And what is the objective of the article.

Material and methods:
The descriptive methodology used in the article is limited to a presentation of philosophical categories, as it allows for defining of chosen problems that correspond, upon analysis, to asymmetric threats mounting from IT evolution.

The predicaments of technological evolution in view o the categories arising through philosophical focus, presented here by authors and as applied in Security studies, point to definitions and associated categories of potential dangers that IT progress may entail. Hence, the presentation of three categories analyzed – information, communication, asymmetric threat, and the following analysis of categories of threats with asymmetric values, as a potential nuisance and danger to state security, related to those categories.

And as is concluded, the new developments, as discussed in the article, present challenges for state security and are presently evolving. Hence, those should be constantly categorized and associated with security predicaments – active and potential.

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