28 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2012 Last revised: 7 Dec 2012
Date Written: November 7, 2012
This paper addresses a serious impediment to theory and policy for cybersecurity: Trivial as it might appear on the surface, there is no agreed upon understanding of the issue, no formal definition, and not even a consensus on the mere spelling of the terms –– so that efforts to develop policies and postures, or capture relevant knowledge are seriously hampered. In this context, we present a “proof of concept” for a new research strategy based on a close examination of a large corpus of scholarly knowledge, and the extent to which it enables us to generate new knowledge about cybersecurity of relevance to international relations and to national security relevant to the nation’s security and to international relations. Given the new cyber realities, this paper is also a “proof” of how to create new knowledge through automated investigations of the record to date.
Keywords: cybersecurity, Automated Knowledge Generation, internet, cyberspace, Intarnational Relations
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Choucri, Nazli and Daw Elbait, Gihan and Madnick, Stuart, What is Cybersecurity? Explorations in Automated Knowledge Generation (November 7, 2012). MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2012-30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2178616 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2178616