The information environment and cyberspace have created a completely different security environment than the one we are used to. With the help of communication and information systems, the world has become interconnected in real-time and threats are no longer limited to physical borders. New pitfalls have emerged which are reflected in different understandings of the contemporary security environment. Everything that happens in cyberspace is transferred to the physical environment, but it is never possible to know or predict exactly when this will happen. There is a different understanding of the modern security environment and this can cause the common approach and response by states to fail.