The marriage of computers and telecommunications, the global integration of these technologies and their availability at low cost is bringing about a fundamental transformation in the way humans communicate and interact. But however much consensus there may be on the growing importance of information technology today, agreement is far more elusive when it comes to pinning down the impact of this development on security issues. Written by scholars in international relations, this volume focuses on the role of the state in defending against cyber threats and in securing the information age. The manuscript is captivating with the significance and actuality of the issues discussed and the logical, knowledgeable and engaged presentation of the issues. The essays intrigue and provoke with a number of 'fresh' hypotheses, observations and suggestions, and they contribute to mapping the diverse layers, actors, approaches and policies of the cyber security realm.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Myriam Dunn Cavelty is Senior Research Fellow, Head of the 'New Risks' Research Unit and CRN Coordinator (Comprehensive Risk Analysis and Management Network) at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Victor Mauer is Deputy Director at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel is Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Studies Research Initiative at the Center for Business and Economic Development, Auburn University at Montgomery, USA.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface, Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel; Introduction: information, power and securityan outline of debates and implications, Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Elgin M. Brunner; Is anything ever new?exploring the specificities of security and governance in the information age, Myriam Dunn Cavelty; Meta-power, networks, security, and commerce, J.P. Singh; Cyberspace and sovereignty: thoughts on physical space and digital space, Geoffrey L. Herrera; Terrorist use of the internet and the challenges of governing cyberspace, Maura Conway; Improving information security in companies: how to meet the need for threat information, Manuel Suter; Concluding remarks: the role of the state in securing the information agechallenges and prospects, Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Victor Mauer; Index.