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By Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Victor Mauer

ISBN-10: 0754670880

ISBN-13: 9780754670889

The wedding of desktops and telecommunications, the worldwide integration of those applied sciences and their availability at comparatively cheap is bringing a couple of primary transformation within the means people speak and engage. yet even though a lot consensus there's at the transforming into value of knowledge expertise at the present time, contract is much extra elusive in terms of pinning down the effect of this improvement on protection matters. Written via students in diplomacy, this quantity makes a speciality of the function of the country in protecting opposed to cyber threats and in securing the data age. The manuscript is pleasing with the importance and reality of the problems mentioned and the logical, a professional and engaged presentation of the problems. The essays intrigue and galvanize with a couple of 'fresh' hypotheses, observations and proposals, they usually give a contribution to mapping the varied layers, actors, techniques and regulations of the cyber safety realm.

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G. de Beus, Shall We Make the Year 2000? (London, 1985), p. 5. 8 Karl W. Deutsch, ‘Mass Communications and the Loss of Freedom in National Decision-Making, A Possible Research Approach to Interstate Conflicts’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1/2 (1957): 200–11. Is Anything Ever New? 9 Next to this feeling of novelty and uniqueness, issues connected to the increasing complexity and rapid rate of change in modern society are often cited to underscore that the information revolution is fundamentally changing modern life.

In addition, it is believed that the security problems of the technical subsystems of today will become worse in the future. 29 …and Its Link to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Debate Technological insecurity in isolation would most likely not cause the same amount of concern across such a variety of actors in a variety of policy fields if it were not for dependency – or more precisely, society’s dependence on these technologies, which makes technological insecurity a potential threat to the functioning of highly developed societies.

62 When aiming to secure the information age, governments are therefore challenged to operate in unfamiliar ways. They will need to share influence with experts in the IT community, with businesses, and with non-profit organisations, because the 58 Alberts, Papp, and Kemp, ‘The Technologies of the Information Revolution’; Brian Nichiporuk and Carl H. Builder, ‘Societal Implications’, in John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt (eds), In Athena’s Camp, Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age (Santa Monica, 1997), pp.

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