Several Russian Ministers, including Defense Minister, try to organize the massive information attack on Kyrgyzstan, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambaev claimed.
What does IA stand for?
IA stands for Information Attack
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 87 other meanings of IA in our Acronym Attic
- Industrial Automation (Star Wars, company who made R2-D2)
- Industry Automation
- Ineffective Attempt
- Infamous Adventures (gaming website)
- Information Analyst
- Information Appliance
- Information Architecture
- Information Asset
- Information Assistance
- Information Assurance
Samples in periodicals archive:
Unlike natural and nuclear-generated EMPs--which cause detectable, catastrophic damage or unacceptable upset to the NPG--an information attack can go undetected for some time.
Major elements include vulnerability assessment teams, which identify weaknesses in communications networks; field support teams, designed to conduct tactical information operations missions; and computer emergency response teams, which act as first responders in case of information attacks.
Information attacks by terrorist organizations (or even state sponsored attacks) are equally a likely event of the future.
Many password attacks exist today-from hacking dictionaries to sniffers, from social engineering to personal information attacks.
Experts are particularly wary of these risks because it is relatively easy to disguise the origins of information attacks.
Much more could have been presented about when information operations constitute a use of force under Article 2(4), when a state may consider an information attack an armed attack and respond in self-defense under Article 51 of the charter, or how the law regulating the use of force applies to information operations.