Ironically, a future ‘cyber war’ would cause a complete bouleversement of the traditional roles of power in the international setting. The reason for this is the direct proportionality relationship between the level of technological advancement of a state and the degree of vulnerability it has. The more technologically advanced a country is, the more it relies on internet networks, and subsequently, the more vulnerable it becomes to intrusions in these networks.

On the other hand, developing countries, which until recently were considered to have no military primacy due to the lack of sophisticated army equipment, can now secure a comparative advantage, during the course of an international conflict in which the internet is also used as a method of warfare.

All that is needed is network security knowledge, internet access and a computer.