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National Cyber Emergencies: The Return to Civil Defence

National Cyber Emergencies: The Return to Civil Defence (Hardback)

Edited by Austin, Greg

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This book documents and explains civil defence preparations for national cyber emergencies in conditions of both peace and war. The volume analyses the escalating sense of crisis around state-sponsored cyber-attacks that have emerged since 2015, when the United States first decla...red a national emergency in cyber space. It documents a shift in thinking in the USA, from cooperative resilience-oriented approaches at national level to more highly regulated, state-led civil defence initiatives. Although the American response has been mirrored in other countries, the shift is far from universal. Civil defence strategies have come into play but the global experience of that has not been consistent or even that successful. Containing contributions from well-placed scholars and practitioners, this volume reviews a selection of national experiences (from the USA, India, China, Estonia, and Finland) and a number of key thematic issues (information weapons, alliance coordination, and attack simulations). These demonstrate a disconnect between the deepening sense of vulnerability and the availability of viable solutions at the national level. Awareness of this gap may ultimately lead to more internationally oriented cooperation, but the trend for now appears to be more conflictual and rooted in a growing sense of insecurity. This book will be of much interest to students of cyber-security, homeland security, disaster management and International Relations, as well as practitioner and policy-makers.
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ISBN 9780367360344
Released AU 9 Feb 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology
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ISBN-13 9780367360344
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 9 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Austin, Greg
Series Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology
Category Peace Studies
Politics & Government
Computer Fraud & Hacking
Number of Pages 270
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 303.69
Weight 535g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Cyberterrorism - Prevention, Computer security, Civil defense, Computer crimes - Prevention
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education