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

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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 ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Georgetown University Press
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Nate Huston
Jan 27, 2013 Nate Huston rated it liked it
In his introduction, Reveron does a very nice job of briefly summarizing the concepts involved in any discussion of cyberspace and national security.

Chapter 5, an exploration of the challenges facing the application of LOAC to the cyber realm also provides a nice overview of an exceedingly tangled subject. The problems of application, attribution, assessment and accountability are myriad in cyberspace. Fidler rightly points out that LOAC has faced challenges with the introduction of other new t
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Raj Agrawal
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Excellent primer on cyber power and the path toward developing a theoretical approach and its use as an instrument of policy.

My only (humble) contention is with regard to Cooper's (Ch 7) insistence that his "3Cs Framework" falls in the realist camp since it is based on self interest. Liberalism does not deny that self interest can be a motivation for actors. Cooper's framework looks more like institutionalism for the purposes of developing "sticky" norms. The norms would then govern norms for c
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Gary
May 09, 2014 Gary rated it really liked it
I've now learned why govt entities use the word cyberspace instead of Internet. They're referring to the collective of online, offline, or secured online assets that included not just PCs, servers, networking, and mobile devices -- but also embedded controllers and just about any piece of hardware essential to critical infrastructure.

That aside, some of these essays are on the dry side whereas others actually explore literature & pop culture to discuss the subject in broader terms. This coll
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