An nth order attack seeks to degrade, disable or subvert an end system indirectly by targeting one or more end mission-sustaining ancillary systems. We discuss the vulnerability etiology enabling such attacks. We illustrate the notion of these attacks with concrete historical, current and forward-looking examples; also in the context of cyberwar against advanced computerized societies. We sketch the challenges and requirements to detect and mitigate the effects of nth order attacks.
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