Daniel Ghiba

Daniel Ghiba

Daniel Ghiba

Short Bio

Daniel Ghiba is Associate Professor PhD, Vice-Dean for Scientific Research at the Security and Defense Faculty, “Carol I” National Defense University, Romania.

He has been awarded with:

  • “The United Nations Medal – by UN General Secretary – 1996;
  • “Faithful Service National Medal” – by Romanian President – 2002 “merits in Romanian Army restructuring and modernization process, for the efforts of achievements all missions assigned”.

Starting with 25th of July, 2007, Mr. Daniel Ghiba has an university degree – multinational operations discipline, teaching Crisis Management and Multinational Operations.

According to the Order of the Minister of National Defence no. SP.MV3 of 01/12/2009 he was awarded as «Military Veteran» – a result of participation in five multinational troops on three continents abroad (Angola-1995/1996, Bosnia Hertzegovina-2002, Kosovo-2003, Irak-2005, Afghanistan-2006). Based on the Minister of National Defence Order no 07/29/2009 gets appreciations for work done in the international coalition mission in Iraq – «decisive contribution to strengthening the international prestige of our country, especially for a concrete and exemplary contribution Euro-Atlantic integration of Romania «. According on the Order of the Minister of National Defence no 04/19/2007 he was rewarded for «participation and meritorious behaviour in the NATO mission in Afghanistan (ISAF)».

The Cyber Security in a Comprehensive Approach

During the last decades, the Cyber Security gained more and more importance for both our professional and personal life. Fast and profound development of the cybernetic infrastructure offers benefits but brings challenges, too. The Management sector is striving to optimize the organizational process and one of the very necessary requirements of doing so is the collection and exploitation of data bases which, together with critical infrastructure, represents favorite targets of Cyber attacks.

In the future it is certain that we will be more interconnected than we are today, continuing to benefit from globalization. The interaction between great powers, the less economically developed states and non-state actors will achieve new dimensions and cyberattacks and sponsoring the terrorism will be new ways of exerting influence.

Correlated with the provisions of National Defense Strategy, progressive steps are to be done for the enhancement of the strategic credibility through development and continuously upgrade of the Cyber Capabilities and through ensuring of an effective collective protection of national, European, and Euro-Atlantic cyberspace, not just a declarative one. In the same time, we need a Legal Framework which allows and sustain the Comprehensive and Multinational Approach within the entire Cyber Domain. The key of success stands in the hands of those who understands and concentrates their efforts on prevention and preventive mechanisms on all three sub-domains of security: Defense, Public Order and Homeland Security.

There is a strong need to pragmatically join all of our efforts for a rigorous, continuous and multi-annual planning process which must efficiently concentrate the available resources in support of national, European and Euro-Atlantic Cyber-Security objectives.

In the educational field, the National Defense University “Carol I” actively participates to the national and international development efforts of a consistent and effective Security culture through scientific research and universitary or post universitary programs for military and civilan leaders and experts.

As the security of a nation should be the first duty of the state institutions, we should deeply involve in finding solutions for promoting a sustainable peace and a more secure world, in using national capabilities to build prosperity and to use all the regional and international instruments of power to prevent conflicts in a comprehensive approach.