Countering Terrorism on Tomorrow’s Battlefield: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resiliency (NATO COE-DAT Handbook 2)
NATO has prioritized areas of cooperation for innovation and defense as it pertains to emerging and disruptive technologies (EDTs). This chapter looks at three of them: autonomous weapons such as drones, technologies using big data, and hypersonic weapons. There will be analysis of how each technology has been used by terrorists or state actors to threaten security and leave critical infrastructure vulnerable. The text will analyze how NATO is repositioning itself to create a coordinated response to these threats and what remains to be done.