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US National Cybersecurity : International Politics, Concepts and Organization (Hardcover)
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This volume offers an overview of the growing body of knowledge about cyber security and the related policy debates, with an emphasis on the role of state actors in cyberspace.
Over the past decade, cyber threats have posed tremendous challenges to national and international security and, as such, they have been the subject of much policy and academic attention. Cyber security research is a burgeoning field, informed by a multitude of disciplines, approaches and experts. The key concept behind this book is National Cyber Security, a term chosen because it emphasizes the continuing relevance of state actors in cyberspace. Original contributions by leading experts working at the intersection between academia and government offer an overview of some of the latest policy debates about cyber security. The authors are empirically grounded scholars who have experience with and connectivity to practitioner communities and their contributions showcase the diversity of approaches and issues shaping contemporary understanding of cybersecurity in the West. The volume’s main contribution lies in its effort to settle the field around three main themes, exploring the international politics, concepts, and organization of contemporary cyber security. Related to these themes are what we perceive to be three pressing challenges that US decision makers and their allies currently face as they attempt to govern cyberspace: maintaining international order, solving conceptual puzzles in the infosphere, and coordinating the efforts of diverse partners.
The volume will be of much interest to students of cyber-security, defence studies, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general.