Cyberspace and National Security

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256 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781589019188 (1589019180)

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September 2012
LC: 2011051019
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Cyberspace and National Security
Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World
Derek S. Reveron, Editor
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.
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.
"Overall, Reveron et al. provide us with an intelligent and well-informed analysis of contemporary cyber security issues. This is a book by the national security community for the national security community."—Contemporary Security Policy

"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

Table of Contents
Part I: Thinking about Cyber
1. An Introduction to National Security and Cyberspace
Derek S. Reveron

2. Speculative Security
Patrick Jagoda

3. Operational Considerations in Cyber Attack and Cyber Exploitation
Herbert Lin

4. Joining Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism: 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, Cyber Defense, and Cyber 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 Cybersecurity
James 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 Cyber Power: Strategic Purpose in Peace and War
John B. Sheldon

14. Conclusion
Derek S. Reveron



Richard Andres Steven P. Bucci Jeffrey R. Cooper Chris C. Demchak David P. Fidler Nikolas K. Gvosdev Nigel Inkster Patrick Jagoda James Joyner Herbert Lin Ryan Maness Derek S. Reveron John B. Sheldon Brandon Valeriano