"We have entered a new era. Globalization and the exponential growth in computing and communications capabilities have transformed the information environment from an enabling medium to a core element of warfighting capability, for both the U.S. Navy and our adversaries. Those adversaries, particularly al Qaeda and the Taliban, have skillfully applied information operations to achieve a temporary, asymmetric , tactical advantage, imposing tactical, if not strategic costs on US and coalition forces. Potential state and non-state adversaries are investing in capabilities to fight in the information domain and hold at risk our network dependent command and control capability. Indeed, on a daily basis, our nation's cyber networks are being relentlessly assaulted. Some even argue that we are already in the early phases of what will be a prolonged cyber war."
Intelligence and National Security Alliance: http://www.insaonline.org/