Risks and Opportunities Provided by the Cyber-Domain and Policy-Needs to Address the Cyber-Defense

International Research Journal on Police Science. ISSN: 2454-597X, Issue 1&2, December 2016

9 Pages Posted: 31 May 2017

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Sandeep Mittal

Government of India - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science; Member, Indian Police Service

Date Written: December 31, 2016

Abstract

The term ‘Cyber Domain’ has been used widely by various experts, sometimes interchangeably with ‘Cyber Space’, to imply – “the global domain within the information environment that encompasses the interdependent networks of information technology infrastructures, including the internet and telecommunication networks” (Camillo & Miranda, 2011). Today it has become “the fifth domain of warfare after land, sea, air and space and its a challenge to have a common definition of cyber Domain” but for the purpose of this essay the definition given above would suffice. Any entity, whether it is a Nation State or an Enterprise, who operates in cyber domain need to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of its deployed resources. The dynamics of cyber domain is complex and complicated in time and space. The humans, machines, things and their interaction is evolving continuously to pose risks and opportunities in the cyber domain. The risk to someone becomes opportunity for the other. In this essay, the ‘risks presented by’ and ‘opportunities available in’ the cyber Domain would be identified, discussed and analyzed to consider key strategic policy elements to defend the cyber domain.

Keywords: Cyber Domain, Cyber Defense, Cyber Security Strategy , Cyber policy

Suggested Citation

Mittal, Sandeep, Risks and Opportunities Provided by the Cyber-Domain and Policy-Needs to Address the Cyber-Defense (December 31, 2016). International Research Journal on Police Science. ISSN: 2454-597X, Issue 1&2, December 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2975895

Sandeep Mittal (Contact Author)

Government of India - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science ( email )

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Adjacent to Jaipur Golden Hospital
Delhi, 110085
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Member, Indian Police Service ( email )

New Delhi
India

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