Mapping the Cyber Security Dilemma. Selective Theoretical Remarks
Proceedings of the XXth International Conference Intelligence in the Knowledge Society 2014
7 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2014 Last revised: 7 Apr 2015
Date Written: October 17, 2014
To date only a few scholars and security studies experts around the world referred explicitly the cyber security dilemma within their research works. As I generally agree with Nicholas Rueter and Mike McConnell findings on this topic, I strongly believe the classical security dilemma framework – as defined and conceptualized by Robert Jervis previously, emerges within cyberspace undoubtedly. In other words, in terms of cyber security, this paper aims to identify and reveal the most likely elements which describe the both cyber security dilemma escalation and de-escalation (referred herein as “ease” or “settlement”). Therefore, I focus my attention on continuing Rueter’s work, by stepping forward his theory in terms of factors or behavior leading to the occurrence and escalation of cyber clashes among international “cyber stakeholders”. Last but not the least, I describe and review briefly the cyber security dilemma escalation and settlement pattern.
Keywords: national security, cyber security, cyber security dilemma, security dilemma
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