In the modern connected world with nation-states attacking each other electronically, the next world war could well be World War C (Cyber). In fact, according to a former Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agent, the war could have already begun.
Kenneth Geers is a senior global threat analyst at FireEye and had previously worked for the U.S. government at NCIS and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Prior to joining FireEye, Geers was the U.S. representative to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia. Estonia is perhaps the first nation-state victim of a full-scale cyber-attack, which took place back in 2007. Geers was the NCIS cyberdivision chief in 2007 and had a front-row seat to that attack.