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

by Derek S Reveron Georgetown Univ Press
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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.

Table of Contents
Part I: Thinking about Cyber
1. Introduction: National Security and Cyberspace
Derek S. Reveron
2. Speculative Security
Patrick Jagoda
3. Operational Considerations in Cyberattack and Cyberexploitation
Herbert Lin
4. Joining Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism: A Likely Scenario
Steven Bucci

Part II: Armed Conflict and Cyber Defense
5. Inter Arma Silent Leges Redux? The Law of Armed Conflict and Cyber-Conflict
David P. Fidler
6. The Emerging Structure of Strategic Cyber Offense, Defense, and Deterrence
Richard B. Andres
7. A New Framework for Cyber-Deterrence
Jeffrey R. Cooper
8. Cybered Conflict, Cyber Power, and Security Resilience as Strategy
Chris Demchak

Part III: National Approaches to Cybersecurity and Cyberwar
9. Persistent Enemies and Cyberwar: Rivalry Relations in an Age of
Information Warfare
Brandon Valeriano and Ryan Maness
10. Competing Transatlantic Visions of CybersecurityJames Joyner
11. The Bear Goes Digital: Russia and Its Cyber Capabilities
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
12. China in Cyberspace
Nigel Inkster
13. Toward a Theory of Cyberpower: Strategic Purpose in Peace and War
John B. Sheldon
14. Conclusion
Derek S. Reveron

About the Contributors


“Cyberspace and National Security makes an impressive contribution
to cyber scholarship with essays from leading academics
and practitioners. Some essays survey the landscape (in
novel ways) and others break new ground and provide excellent
reading whether you are new to cyber statecraft issues
or a long-time veteran.”
Jason Healey, director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council
and former policy director for cybersecurity at the White House
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.