Securing Cyberspace: A New Domain for National Security

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The Aspen Policy Books present innovative thinking on America's most pressing national security challenges. Securing Cyberspace: A New Domain for National Security is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2011 Aspen Strategy Group workshop, a bipartisan meeting of top national security experts. The papers examine the complexities of the emerging cyber threat, as well as the possibilities —and inherent challenges —of crafting effective domestic and international cyber policy. Authors explore topics such as ...

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Overview

The Aspen Policy Books present innovative thinking on America's most pressing national security challenges. Securing Cyberspace: A New Domain for National Security is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2011 Aspen Strategy Group workshop, a bipartisan meeting of top national security experts. The papers examine the complexities of the emerging cyber threat, as well as the possibilities —and inherent challenges —of crafting effective domestic and international cyber policy. Authors explore topics such as the economic impact of cybercrime, cyber as a new dimension of warfare, the revolutionary potential of Internet freedom, and the future realities the United States will face in the new age of heightened Internet connectivity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898435627
  • Publisher: The Aspen Institute
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Burns is director of the Aspen Strategy Group and professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a former undersecretary of state for political affairs (2005—2008), ambassador to NATO (2001—2005), and ambassador to Greece (1997—2001). Jonathon Price is the deputy director of the Aspen Strategy Group.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by ASG Co-Chairmen Joseph S. Nye Brent Scowcroft 11

Preface by ASG Director Nicholas Burns 15

Part 1 Cyberwars & Cyberterror: Understanding Cyberspace as a New Battleground

The Third Annual Ernest May Memorial Lecture: Nuclear Lessons for Cybersecurity? Joseph S. Nye 21

Chapter 1 U.S. Cybersecurity: The Current Threat and Future Challenges Eric Rosenbach Robert Belk 43

Chapter 2 Resilience, Disruption, and a "Cyber Westphalia": Options for National Security in a Cybered Conflict World Chris Demchak 59

Part 2 Cyber Policy: Regulating Cyberspace

Chapter 3 Eight Questions and Answers on U.S. Cyber Statecraft Jason Healey 97

Chapter 4 Harnessing Leviathan: Internet Governance and Cybersecurity James A. Lewis 113

Part 3 Cybercrime: Implications for Business and the Economy

Chapter 5 The Cybersecurity Threat to U.S. Growth and Prosperity John Dowdy 129

Chapter 6 Falling Prey to Cybercrime: Implications for Business and the Economy Melissa E. Hathaway 145

Part 4 Cybersecurity and its Tensions with Internet Freedom

Chapter 7 Internet Freedom and its Tensions with Cybersecurity Richard A. Falkenrath 161

Chapter 8 Internet Freedom and Political Change Richard Fontaine 175

Part 5 Cyberspace: New Policies and a New Strategy

Chapter 9 A Path Forward for Cyber Defense and Security Michael Chertoff John Michael McConnell 193

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