Scenario 1999: “Cyberdefense,” “Cybersecurity,” and Military Conscription

There may be delineations between the National Intranets and the International Internet, but every National Intranet is potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks. Malware under the Work-Standard can no longer be treated as a nuisance, especially when the Digital Arbeit and Digital Geld are involved. The concept of “Cybersecurity” is to be superseded by the need for the “Cyberdefense” of the National Intranet. Any conceivable form of malware is a potential cyberweapon that can and will destroy Digital Arbeit, siphon Digital Geld, sabotage automated systems and hijack computer networks and servers. The possible theft and surveillance of the State, Totality and Self by foreign nations on the National Intranet constitute a threat to the nation that must be addressed accordingly.

The Social Forums, as the digitalized extension of Council Democracy, will hereby be expected to enforce the Legal Code and Constitution on the National Intranet. This implies that law enforcement also has a presence on the National Intranet for the purpose of deterring cybercrimes. Cybercriminals will no doubt continue to exist under the Work-Standard. For them, their goal will be to siphon Digital Arbeit and Digital Geld from the Digital Economy, steal personal information, and engage in acts of fraud in the transactional sales of the Virtual Economies. Cybercrimes under the Work-Standard will be punished as harshly as acts of fraud involving Actual Arbeit and Digital Geld back in the Real World. No exceptions.

At the same time, there is the concurring issue of how to coordinate the national cyberdefense, which will undoubtedly involve the armed forces and the intelligence services. The Social Forums cannot prosecute that endeavor with law enforcement. It is here where the Council State must, as the highest authority in the National Intranet, be compelled to organize said national cyberdefense. That is where the SSE, specifically the Students at the tertiary educational level–the University–enters the stage.   

One of the ways in which Military Conscription can be facilitated with the least amount of disturbances is to allow Students at the tertiary educational level to participate in the national cyberdefense of the National Intranet. Every Computer Server and Network, Service Provider, LERE Refinery and Social Forum will need personnel to prop up and maintain their defenses. Searching for and preventing sabotage, infiltration, and theft against the National Intranet by foreign nations is also needed. Granted, the Students who will be most suited for this important task are those involved in Computer Science, Programming, and Engineering.

The ones drafted for the cyberwarfare formations of the armed forces will be working alongside their volunteering counterparts in the armed forces and intelligence services. The armed forces are tasked with manning the cyberdefenses and operating the cyberweaponry that are to be immediately deployed by the Council State in the event of a declaration of war. The intelligence services, meanwhile, are expected to conduct counterintelligence and surveillance of hostile spies both within the nation and abroad.  Under the terms of this arrangement regarding Military Conscription, the SSE will allow Students studying those fields at the tertiary education to work for the Military-Industrial Complex. The standard rules for the contributions of Military Arbeit and Military Geld will apply alongside the more immediate ones for the contributions of Digital Arbeit and Digital Geld.

Beware, in the event of a cyberwar, that the National Intranet may become inoperable. Anything that used to be possible in peacetime may no longer become straightforward affairs in wartime. With the world becoming increasingly active in the digital realm, it is necessary to conceptualize a national cyberdefense for the State and the Totality. The future of Council Democracy and the Work-Standard may depend on it. Over the course of Section Three, we will be reviewing the Social Forum and the overall infrastructure of the digital realm. Everything else related to the Work-Standard will also be covered there, the goal of which is to eventually establish the basis for recognizing malware as cyberweapons and cyberwarfare as a new kind of warfare as part of the much broader concept of Information Warfare.

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