Author(s): Yurii Khatniuk, Taras Tymchyshyn, Oleg Batiuk, Oleksandra Hrynkiv, Nelia Otchak
Nowadays, the neutral countries are fully aware of the immediate dependence of their well-being on the information sphere, and therefore, the issue of information security has naturally taken a prominent place in the security strategies of the respective countries. At the same time, the policy of information security for non-aligned countries is proactive and is based on the principles of information security risk management, first of all, on the cybersecurity. The problems of ensuring the information security of the individual, the society, the state, their protection against various kinds of threats, both external and internal, now occupy one of the main positions in the priorities of state policy and national security strategies of the countries of Central Europe, which, in their turn, focus on EU and NATO standards in the case of this problem. It has been found that information and communication technologies at the current stage are under increasing military influence. The forecast presupposes that further refines of the methods of conducting information and psychological warfare and expanding the spheres of application of relevant technologies, which at the global level can significantly affect the strategic balance of forces, cause changes in approaches to its assessment based on the correlation of geopolitical, economic and military factors. The complexity of the incident’s source identification in the information space together with the inconsistency in the problem of what measures are acceptable in response to this incident increases the likelihood of a conflict and damage to a particular area of the country or countries.