Cyber-Security and Threat Politics

US Efforts to Secure the Information Age

Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134086695

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 445


This book explores the political process behind the construction of cyber-threats as one of the quintessential security threats of modern times in the US. Myriam Dunn Cavelty posits that cyber-threats are definable by their unsubstantiated nature. Despite this, they have been propelled to the forefront of the political agenda. Using an innovative theoretical approach, this book examines how, under what conditions, by whom, for what reasons, and with what impact cyber-threats have been moved on to the political agenda. In particular, it analyses how governments have used threat frames, specific interpretive schemata about what counts as a threat or risk and how to respond to this threat. By approaching this subject from a security studies angle, this book closes a gap between practical and theoretical academic approaches. It also contributes to the more general debate about changing practices of national security and their implications for the international community.

The Rhetorical Invention of America's National Security State

Author: Marouf Hasian, Jr.,Sean Lawson,Megan D. McFarlane

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498505090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 7879


The Rhetorical Invention of America's National Security State uses a broad range of materials, including technical, journalistic, entertainment, academic, and legal sources to explore the role of rhetoric in the expansion and maintenance of America’s national security state. It helps audiences understand the complex discourses produced by and constitutive of the national security state. Its interdisciplinary approach will resonate with scholars working in a number of different fields, including rhetoric, critical security studies, and science and technology studies.

Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty,Thierry Balzacq

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317620917

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6335


This revised and updated second edition features over twenty new chapters and offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies. The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past 20 years, and is now one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines within International Relations. This second edition has been significantly updated to address contemporary and emerging security threats with chapters on organised crime, migration and security, cyber-security, energy security, the Syrian conflict and resilience, amongst many others. Comprising articles by both established and up-and-coming scholars, The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the key contemporary topics of research and debate in the field of Security Studies. The volume is divided into four main parts: • Part I: Theoretical Approaches to Security • Part II: Security Challenges • Part III: Regional (In)Security • Part IV: Security Governance This new edition of the Handbook is a benchmark publication with major importance for both current research and the future of the field. It will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Security Studies, War and Conflict Studies, and International Relations.

The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty,Victor Mauer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135239061

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

View: 9216


Focusing on contemporary challenges, this major new Handbook offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies. The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past twenty years, and is now one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines within International Relations. It now encompasses issues ranging from pandemics and environmental degradation to more traditional concerns about direct violence, such as those posed by international terrorism and inter-state armed conflict. A comprehensive volume, comprising articles by both established and up-and-coming scholars, the Handbook of Security Studies identifies the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. This Handbook is a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and the future of the field. It will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Security Studies, War and Conflict Studies, and International Relations.


Public Sector Threats and Responses

Author: Kim J. Andreasson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466551232

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 8152


The Internet has given rise to new opportunities for the public sector to improve efficiency and better serve constituents in the form of e-government. But with a rapidly growing user base globally and an increasing reliance on the Internet, digital tools are also exposing the public sector to new risks. An accessible primer, Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses focuses on the convergence of globalization, connectivity, and the migration of public sector functions online. It identifies the challenges you need to be aware of and examines emerging trends and strategies from around the world. Offering practical guidance for addressing contemporary risks, the book is organized into three sections: Global Trends—considers international e-government trends, includes case studies of common cyber threats and presents efforts of the premier global institution in the field National and Local Policy Approaches—examines the current policy environment in the United States and Europe and illustrates challenges at all levels of government Practical Considerations—explains how to prepare for cyber attacks, including an overview of relevant U.S. Federal cyber incident response policies, an organizational framework for assessing risk, and emerging trends Also suitable for classroom use, this book will help you understand the threats facing your organization and the issues to consider when thinking about cybersecurity from a policy perspective.

Computer Security, Privacy, and Politics

Current Issues, Challenges, and Solutions

Author: Ramesh Subramanian

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048043

Category: Computers

Page: 342

View: 6816


"This book offers a review of recent developments of computer security, focusing on the relevance and implications of global privacy, law, and politics for society, individuals, and corporations.It compiles timely content on such topics as reverse engineering of software, understanding emerging computer exploits, emerging lawsuits and cases, global and societal implications, and protection from attacks on privacy"--Provided by publisher.

China and Cybersecurity

Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain

Author: Jon R. Lindsay,Tai Ming Cheung,Derek S. Reveron

Publisher: OUP Us

ISBN: 0190201274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 3688


"Examines cyberspace threats and policies from the vantage points of China and the U.S"--

Cyberwarfare and Its Impact on International Security

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211422757

Category: Computers

Page: 25

View: 5211


The publication seeks to raise the awareness of emerging risks and threats related to cyberwarfare by addressing cybersecurity and the lack thereof by many agencies. The aim is to raise the awareness of the general population on the dangers of cyberwarfare and to promote adequate security. The paper contains a presentation on this topic delivered by James Andrew Lewis to the United Nations Secretary -General Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.--Publisher's description.

Regulating eTechnologies in the European Union

Normative Realities and Trends

Author: Tanel Kerikmäe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319081179

Category: Law

Page: 324

View: 2189


The EU strategy 2020 includes ambitious plans for e-regulation that could improve Europe’s competitiveness. However, the European states have very different legal frameworks in this field. This book introduces flagship initiatives and provides a detailed overview and analysis of the current standards and latest developments, offering practical insights and guidelines for practitioners and policy-makers alike. Further, as it discusses the main areas of e-regulation, it can serve as a useful platform for university education in light of the growing need for new kinds of specialists, i.e. IT lawyers. The book concentrates on fields that are directly affected by e-regulation such as cyber-security, databases, computer programs, e-governance, IP and competition law and informatics.

International Relations and Security in the Digital Age

Author: Johan Eriksson,Giampiero Giacomello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134143826

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 7841


This book examines the impact of the information revolution on international and domestic security, attempting to remedy both the lack of theoretically informed analysis of information security and the US-centric tendency in the existing literature. International Relations and Security in the Digital Age covers a range of topics, including: critical infrastructure protection, privacy issues, international cooperation, cyber terrorism, and security policy. It aims to analyze the impact of the information revolution on international and domestic security; examine what existing international relations theories can say about this challenge; and discuss how international relations theory can be developed to better meet this challenge. The analysis suggests that Liberalism’s focus on pluralism, interdependence and globalization, Constructivism’s emphasis on language, symbols and images (including ‘virtuality’), and some elements of Realist strategic studies (on the specific topic of information warfare) contribute to a better understanding of digital age security. This book will be of interest to students of security studies, globalization, international relations, and politics and technology.


What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Peter W. Singer,Allan Friedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199918112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 3115


An authoritative, single-volume introduction to cybersecurity addresses topics ranging from phishing and electrical-grid takedowns to cybercrime and online freedom, sharing illustrative anecdotes to explain how cyberspace security works and what everyday people can do to protect themselves. Simultaneous.

Global Cyber Security Labor Shortage and International Business Risk

Author: Christiansen, Bryan,Piekarz, Agnieszka

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522559280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 447

View: 4606


Global events involving cybersecurity breaches have highlighted the ever-growing dependence on interconnected online systems in international business. The increasing societal dependence on information technology has pushed cybersecurity to the forefront as one of the most urgent challenges facing the global community today. Poor cybersecurity is the primary reason hackers are able to penetrate safeguards in business computers and other networks, and the growing global skills gap in cybersecurity simply exacerbates the problem. Global Cyber Security Labor Shortage and International Business Risk provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of protecting computer systems against online threats as well as transformative business models to ensure sustainability and longevity. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as cybercrime, technology security training, and labor market understanding, this book is ideally designed for professionals, managers, IT consultants, programmers, academicians, and students seeking current research on cyber security’s influence on business, education, and social networks.

The Cyber Threat and Globalization

The Impact on U.S. National and International Security

Author: Jack A. Jarmon,Pano Yannakogeorgos

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538104326

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 8527


This book is designed for those who want a better grasp of the nature and existential threat of today’s information wars. It uses a conceptual approach to explain the relevant concepts as well as the structural challenges and responsibilities with which policy makers struggle and practitioners must work.

Cyber Threats and Information Security

Meeting the 21st Century Challenge

Author: Arnaud De Borchgrave

Publisher: Center for Strategic & International studies


Category: Political Science

Page: 38

View: 6055


Security measures against cyber threats are insufficient throughout both government and the private sector. To counter the cyber threats of the future, the United States must develop a comprehensive response policy for thwarting all attacks on national infrastructures and assets -- be they within or outside of U.S. borders. For this to happen, government must not only lead by example. It must also provide specific incentives that will encourage the private sector to better protect its own systems. This report illuminates the problem and lays out the first, essential, steps for defending the homeland against this new reality.

Darwin im Reich der Maschinen

Die Evolution der globalen Intelligenz

Author: George B. Dyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783211835883

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 8748


"Beim Spiel von Leben und Evolution sitzen drei Spieler am Tisch: Menschen, die Natur und Maschinen. Ich bin entschieden auf der Seite der Natur. Die Natur, vermute ich, ist aber auf der Seite der Maschinen." George Dyson führt vor, dass das Leben, nachdem es sich zunächst durch die biologische Evolution entwickelte, nun noch einmal entsteht, diesmal durch die spontane Evolution der Intelligenz innerhalb unseres rasch expandierenden Informationsnetzes. Das Ergebnis ist eine digitale Wildnis, in der bisher unbekannte Geschöpfe entstehen – Geschöpfe, die uns in Hinblick auf Geschwindigkeit, Intelligenz und Langlebigkeit bald überlegen sein werden. Dieses originelle Buch zeigt, wie die Entstehung der Maschinen mit ihrem Eigenleben – und möglicherweise einem eigenen Geist – schon lange in der Literatur und Wissenschaft vorausgesehen wurde, nachweisbar in den Werken von Hobbes, Samuel Butler, Erasmus Darwin und anderen. Dyson beschreibt diese alternative intellektuelle Geschichte und erzählt, wie frühere Denker das durchgespielt haben, was dann zu den Entdeckungen der wissenschaftlichen Abenteurer des 20. Jahrhunderts, unter ihnen Alan Turing, Norbert Wiener und John von Neumann, wurde. Wie Dyson schreibt, handelt dieses Buch nicht von der Zukunft. Es geht darum, wo wir jetzt stehen und wie wir hierher kamen; was aufregend genug ist.

The European Union and Global Development

An 'Enlightened Superpower' in the Making?

Author: S. Gänzle,S. Grimm,D. Makhan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137016736

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

View: 4033


An assessment of the capacity of the EU to coordinate actors and policies with regards to global development. The authors argue that the EU and its member states have the potential to act for global development when they are able to improve policy and actor coherence, such as through better linking of bilateral and community programmes.

Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity in Europe

Author: Wolf J. Schünemann,Max-Otto Baumann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319536346

Category: Political Science

Page: 145

View: 7664


This book offers a comparative perspective on data protection and cybersecurity in Europe. In light of the digital revolution and the implementation of social media applications and big data innovations, it analyzes threat perceptions regarding privacy and cyber security, and examines socio-political differences in the fundamental conceptions and narratives of privacy, and in data protection regimes, across various European countries. The first part of the book raises fundamental legal and ethical questions concerning data protection; the second analyses discourses on cybersecurity and data protection in various European countries; and the third part discusses EU regulations and norms intended to create harmonized data protection regimes.

Threat Mitigation and Detection of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism Activities

Author: Korstanje, Maximiliano E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522519394

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

View: 3534


Technology provides numerous opportunities for positive developments in modern society; however, these venues inevitably increase vulnerability to threats in online environments. Addressing issues of security in the cyber realm is increasingly relevant and critical to society. Threat Mitigation and Detection of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism Activities is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly perspectives on countermeasures and related methods to enhance security and protection against criminal activities online. Highlighting a range of topics relevant to secure computing, such as parameter tampering, surveillance and control, and digital protests, this book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, graduate students, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the expanding field of cyber security.