Rowman and Littlefield International

Understanding Cybersecurity

Emerging Governance and Strategy

Edited by Gary Jr. Schaub

Publication Date: Feb 2018

Pages 286

Hardback 9781786606792
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Paperback 9781786606808
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Ebook - PDF 9781786606815
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Over the last decade, the internet and cyber space has had a phenomenal impact on all parts of society, from media and politics to defense and war. Governments around the globe have started to develop cyber security strategies, governance and operations to consider cyberspace as an increasingly important and contentious international issue. This book provides the reader with the most up-to-date survey of the cyberspace security practices and processes in two accessible parts; governance and operations. Suitable for a wide-ranging audience, from professionals, analysts, military personnel, policy-makers and academics, this collection offers all sides of cyberspace issues, implementation and strategy for the future.

Gary Schaub is also the co-editor of “Private Military and Security Contractors” (2016), click link for full details:
Preface, W. Michael Guillot / The Future of Things Cyber, Michael V. Hayden / 1. Internet Governance and National Security, Panayotis A. Yannakogeorgos / 2. Managing Decentralized Cyber Governance, Mark Raymond / 3. Tragedy of the Cyber Commons? Roger Hurwitz and Gary Schaub Jr. / 4. Rise of a Cybered Westphalian Age 2.0, Chris C. Demchak and Peter Dombrowski / 5. Blown to Bits: China’s War in Cyberspace, August-September 2025, Christopher Bronk / 6. Nuclear Lessons for Cybersecurity? Joseph S. Nye Jr. / 7. Escalation Dynamics and Conflict Termination in Cyberspace, Herbert Lyn Jr. / 8. Specter of Non-Obvious Warfare, Martin C. Libicki / 9. Act and Actor Attribution in Cyberspace, Eric F. Mejia / 10. Strengthening Private-Public Partnerships in National Cybersecurity, James P. Farwell / Bibliography / Notes on the Contributors / Index
Does the US mature cyber as a strategic capability and become a world class player in this domain or cede the field to opponents and perpetually react to their actions? Gaining cyber dominance will be a long and arduous journey. The substantial gap between capability and policy will impede our rate of progress. A first step to narrow this critical gap and accelerate our journey is to read this volume, internalize the key challenges and broaden the debate across the policy, legal, privacy, information technology, military and intelligence sectors.
James Gosler, Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
This compact volume includes some of the best scholarship in the field, providing a deeper understanding of the dynamics of cyberspace and cyberwar. The research and analysis here are essential reading to understand the important cybersecurity challenges facing the United States and the international community today.
Jason Healey, Senior Fellow for the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council and Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
Long acknowledged as the fifth domain of military operations, cyberspace remains the least understood - a "place" where daily skirmishes involve nation-states, private corporations, and individuals on territory lacking the boundaries, rules, and doctrine that delimit the counterpart domains of air, space, land, and sea. The hard and necessary work of maturing cyber doctrine and practice will be built upon the careful scholarship such as that found in this volume - a must read for any who will operate in cyberspace, and all who will depend on their success.
Chris Inglis, Former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency
Gary Schaub, Jr. is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, the University of Copenhagen.

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