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Conquest In Cyberspace

Author : Martin C. Libicki
ISBN : 9781139464659
Genre : Political Science
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With billions of computers in existence, cyberspace, 'the virtual world created when they are connected,' is said to be the new medium of power. Computer hackers operating from anywhere can enter cyberspace and take control of other people's computers, stealing their information, corrupting their workings, and shutting them down. Modern societies and militaries, both pervaded by computers, are supposedly at risk. As Conquest in Cyberspace explains, however, information systems and information itself are too easily conflated, and persistent mastery over the former is difficult to achieve. The author also investigates how far 'friendly conquest' in cyberspace extends, such as the power to persuade users to adopt new points of view. He discusses the role of public policy in managing cyberspace conquests and shows how the Internet is becoming more ubiquitous and complex, such as in the use of artificial intelligence.

New Technologies And Human Rights

Author : Mr Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha
ISBN : 9781409473701
Genre : Law
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Whilst advances in biotechnology and information technology have undoubtedly resulted in better quality of life for mankind, they can also bring about global problems. The legal response to the challenges caused by the rapid progress of technological change has been slow and the question of how international human rights should be protected and promoted with respect to science and technology remains unexplored. The contributors to this book explore the political discourse and power relations of technological growth and human rights issues between the Global South and the Global North and uncover the different perspectives of both regions. They investigate the conflict between technology and human rights and the perpetuation of inequality and subjection of the South to the North. With emerging economies such as Brazil playing a major role in trade, investment and financial law, the book examines how human rights are affected in Southern countries and identifies significant challenges to reform in the areas of international law and policy.

Encyclopedia Of Cyber Warfare

Author : Paul J. Springer
ISBN : 9781440844256
Genre : History
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This definitive reference resource on cyber warfare covers all aspects of this headline topic, providing historical context of cyber warfare and an examination its rapid development into a potent technological weapon of the 21st century. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the major individuals, organizations, impacts, and issues related to cyber warfare that enables readers to better understanding of the impact of cyber warfare on modern conflicts • Includes a detailed chronology that documents the evolution and use of cyber warfare over the past few decades • Supplies further readings and a lengthy bibliography that offer a wealth of options to students conducting extensive research on the subject

Law Policy And Technology Cyberterrorism Information Warfare And Internet Immobilization

Author : Reich, Pauline C.
ISBN : 9781615208326
Genre : Law
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"This book provides relevant frameworks and best practices as well as current empirical research findings for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the impact of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructures and other information systems essential to the smooth running of society, how such attacks are carried out, what measures should be taken to mitigate their impact"--Provided by publisher.

Eciw2010 Proceedings Of The 9th European Conference On Information Warfare And Security

Author : Josef Demergis
Genre : Computer security
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Cyberspace And National Security

Author : Derek S. Reveron
ISBN : 9781589019188
Genre : Political Science
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In a very short time, individuals and companies have harnessed cyberspace to create new industries, a vibrant social space, and a new economic sphere that are intertwined with our everyday lives. At the same time, individuals, subnational groups, and governments are using cyberspace to advance interests through malicious activity. Terrorists recruit, train, and target through the Internet, hackers steal data, and intelligence services conduct espionage. Still, the vast majority of cyberspace is civilian space used by individuals, businesses, and governments for legitimate purposes. Cyberspace and National Security brings together scholars, policy analysts, and information technology executives to examine current and future threats to cyberspace. They discuss various approaches to advance and defend national interests, contrast the US approach with European, Russian, and Chinese approaches, and offer new ways and means to defend interests in cyberspace and develop offensive capabilities to compete there. Policymakers and strategists will find this book to be an invaluable resource in their efforts to ensure national security and answer concerns about future cyberwarfare.

How Terrorist Groups End

Author : Seth G. Jones
ISBN : 9780833046406
Genre : Political Science
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All terrorist groups eventually end. But how do they end? The evidence since 1968 indicates that most groups have ended because (1) they joined the political process (43 percent) or (2) local police and intelligence agencies arrested or killed key members (40 percent). Military force has rarely been the primary reason for the end of terrorist groups, and few groups within this time frame have achieved victory. This has significant implications for dealing with al Qa?ida and suggests fundamentally rethinking post-9/11 U.S. counterterrorism strategy: Policymakers need to understand where to prioritize their efforts with limited resources and attention. The authors report that religious terrorist groups take longer to eliminate than other groups and rarely achieve their objectives. The largest groups achieve their goals more often and last longer than the smallest ones do. Finally, groups from upper-income countries are more likely to be left-wing or nationalist and less likely to have religion as their motivation. The authors conclude that policing and intelligence, rather than military force, should form the backbone of U.S. efforts against al Qa?ida. And U.S. policymakers should end the use of the phrase ?war on terrorism? since there is no battlefield solution to defeating al Qa?ida.


Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 9783827075208
Genre : Science
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Dass Cyberverbrechen und Cyberwar keine bloß virtuellen Gefahren mehr sind, sickert erst allmählich ins öffentliche und politische Bewusstsein. Als der Computerwurm »Conficker« im November 2008 auf die Welt losgelassen wurde, infizierte er binnen weniger Wochen Millionen von Computern weltweit. War er in ein System eingedrungen, konnte er dieses mit anderen verbinden und so ein Netzwerk bilden, das sich von außen kontrollieren ließ. Ein solch großes Botnetz ist theoretisch in der Lage, sämtliche Computernetzwerke zu überwältigen, ohne die heute unsere Banken, Telefone, Kraftwerke oder Flughäfen, ja sogar das Internet selbst kollabieren würden - mit unabsehbaren Folgen. War »Conficker« nur das Werkzeug von Cyberkriminellen oder gar eine reale militärische Waffe mit so nie dagewesenem Zerstörungspotenzial? Mark Bowden erzählt, wie in einem dramatischen Wettlauf Computerexperten alles daransetzen, den brandgefährlichen Wurm auszuschalten. Packend beschreibt er einen nach wie vor völlig unterschätzten Krieg, der buchstäblich unter unseren Fingerspitzen auf der Tastatur ausgefochten wird.

The Mesh And The Net

Author : Martin C. Libicki
ISBN : 1410217450
Genre : Computers
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CONTENTSTermsThe Rising Tidal WaveMilitary Competition QuiescentInformation Technology AscendentThe Logic of Distributed IntelligenceCoordination-and-convergenceThere Will Be Other ChangesThe Small and the ManyPop-up WarfareThe MeshFire-Ant WarfarePlatforms Against Fire-AntsBroader ImplicationsConclusionsToward an Information CorpsRationalizing a CorpsInformation WarfareFunctions of a CorpsObjections to a CorpsConclusionsWares of War: Hard and SoftBuilding Swords from PlowsharesFostering Open SystemsSoftwareStrategic CompetitionUnconventional ConflictRural ConflictUrban ConflictNet States?The Net and its DiscontentsFrom Global VillageTo Global VillagerGhosts in the NetSo What?Conclusions: Mesh Versus NetEpilogue: Detours from the Inevitable Future

Cyber Conflict

Author : Daniel Ventre
ISBN : 9781118562741
Genre : Computers
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Today, cyber security, cyber defense, information warfare andcyber warfare issues are among the most relevant topics both at thenational and international level. All the major states of the worldare facing cyber threats and trying to understand how cyberspacecould be used to increase power. Through an empirical, conceptual and theoretical approach, CyberConflict has been written by researchers and experts in the fieldsof cyber security, cyber defense and information warfare. It aimsto analyze the processes of information warfare and cyber warfarethrough historical, operational and strategic perspectives of cyberattack. It is original in its delivery because of itsmultidisciplinary approach within an international framework, withstudies dedicated to different states – Canada, Cuba, France,Greece, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Slovenia and South Africa –describing the state’s application of information warfareprinciples both in terms of global development and“local” usage and examples. Contents 1. Canada’s Cyber Security Policy: a Tortuous Path Towarda Cyber Security Strategy, Hugo Loiseau and Lina Lemay. 2. Cuba: Towards an Active Cyber-defense, Daniel Ventre. 3. French Perspectives on Cyber-conflict, Daniel Ventre. 4. Digital Sparta: Information Operations and Cyber-warfare inGreece, Joseph Fitsanakis. 5. Moving Toward an Italian Cyber Defense and Security Strategy,Stefania Ducci. 6. Cyberspace in Japan’s New Defense Strategy, DanielVentre. 7. Singapore’s Encounter with Information Warfare: FilteringElectronic Globalization and Military Enhancements, AlanChong. 8. A Slovenian Perspective on Cyber Warfare, Gorazd Praprotnik,Iztok Podbregar, Igor Bernik and Bojan Ticar. 9. A South African Perspective on Information Warfare and CyberWarfare, Brett van Niekerk and Manoj Maharaj. 10. Conclusion, Daniel Ventre

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