Conquest in Cyberspace: National Security and Information Warfare

Conquest in Cyberspace: National Security and Information Warfare

by Martin C. Libicki
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Cambridge University Press

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Conquest in Cyberspace: National Security and Information Warfare

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521871600
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Hostile conquest as information warfare; 3. Information warfare as noise; 4. Information warfare against defense systems; 5. Information warfare against command and control; 6. Friendly conquest in cyberspace; 7. Friendly conquest using global systems; 8. Retail conquest in cyberspace; 9. From intimacy, vulnerability; 10. Talking conquest in cyberspace; 11. Managing conquest in cyberspace; Appendix. Why cyberspace is likely to gain consequence.

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