Toward a State-Centric Cyber Peace? Analyzing the Role of National Cybersecurity Strategies in Enhancing Global Cybersecurity

85 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2014 Last revised: 12 May 2015

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Scott Shackelford

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law; Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs; Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research; Stanford Center for Internet and Society; Stanford Law School

Andraz Kastelic

University of Sheffield - Law School; United Nations - International Telecommunication Union

Date Written: November 28, 2014

Abstract

There is a growing consensus that nations bear increasing responsibility for enhancing cybersecurity. A related recent trend has been the adoption of long-term strategic plans to help deter, protect, and defend against cyber threats. These national cybersecurity strategies outline a nation’s core values and goals in the realm of cybersecurity law and policy, from mitigating cybercrime and espionage to preparing for cyber warfare. This Article assesses the notion that nations bear the primary responsibility for managing cyber attacks and mitigating cybercrime by analyzing thirty-four national cybersecurity strategies as a vehicle to discover governance trends that could give rise to customary international law norms across the dimensions of critical infrastructure protection, cybercrime mitigation, and governance.

Suggested Citation

Shackelford, Scott J. and Kastelic, Andraz, Toward a State-Centric Cyber Peace? Analyzing the Role of National Cybersecurity Strategies in Enhancing Global Cybersecurity (November 28, 2014). New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, 2016; Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 15-4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2531733 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2531733

Scott J. Shackelford (Contact Author)

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
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Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs ( email )

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Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research ( email )

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Bloomington, IN 47405
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Stanford Center for Internet and Society ( email )

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Stanford Law School ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Andraz Kastelic

University of Sheffield - Law School ( email )

Sheffield
United Kingdom

United Nations - International Telecommunication Union ( email )

Geneva
Switzerland

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