The Notion of Cyber Operations
Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2020-08
33 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 14, 2020
The aim of this chapter, is to elaborate on the notion of ‘cyber operations’ as they seem to be used in a generic manner in popular media as well as in academics.
This chapter differentiates for actors and motives, covering operations conducted by both state and non-state entities. Special attention will be paid to governmental cyber operations that are characterized by five distinct roles and paradigms: governance, protection, law enforcement, intelligence and military operations. In addition, governmental response mechanisms, based on the paradigms, are explained and operations themselves are operationalised.
Keywords: Military Cyber Operations, Cyberspace, Cyber Operations, Cyber Security Paradigms, National Security
JEL Classification: K33, K40, F51, F52, N40
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