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EW Europe: Cyber and EW attacks converge

30th May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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Cyber and electronic warfare will in the future be convergent methods of attack, as adversaries take the opportunity to deploy radio frequency-induced cyber effects.

While the two lines of attack currently remain largely separate, the reliance on digitisation will mean that the two methods will become blurred, as it becomes possible to add cyber payloads to offensive EW methods such as jamming.

This is according to Garry Crosby, head of studies and research for Leonardo’s Airborne and Space systems division, who claims that it will be possible to transfer malware to platforms indirectly via non-terrestrial networks, such as via the

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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