Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World

Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World

by Derek S. Reveron
     
 

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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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589019188
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
376,320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Derek S. Reveron is a professor of national security affairs and the EMC Informationist Chair at the US Naval War College. He is the author of Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the US Military and coauthor of Human Security in a Borderless World.

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