Power and Security in the Information Age

Power and Security in the Information Age

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The marriage of computers and telecommunications, the global integration of these technologies and their availability at low cost is bringing about a fundamental transformation in the way humans communicate and interact. But however much consensus there may be on the growing importance of information technology today, agreement is far more elusive when it comes to pinning down the impact of this development on security issues. Written by scholars in international relations, this volume focuses on the role of the state in defending against cyber threats and in securing the information age. The manuscript is captivating with the significance and actuality of the issues discussed and the logical, knowledgeable and engaged presentation of the issues. The essays intrigue and provoke with a number of 'fresh' hypotheses, observations and suggestions, and they contribute to mapping the diverse layers, actors, approaches and policies of the cyber security realm.simple strategy likeconducting word searchesof online newspapers and journals could allow aterrorist tostudy the ... The threat posedby the easy availability of bombmaking and other a#39;dangerous informationa#39; is a source of heated debate.

Title:Power and Security in the Information Age
Author:Dr Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Mr Victor Mauer, Professor Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-03-28


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