Cyber Security and the Global Politics of the Internet
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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
1.) Compare and contrast the major theoretical approaches to cyber security and the internet
2.) Explain the technical challenges associated with protecting digital infrastructure
3.) Identify the major political and strategic debates surrounding cyber warfare, cyber terrorism and cyber crime
4.) Critically evaluate how nation states and non-state actors are involved in and responding to cyber security issuesLinked to the following assessments:
Tutorial Forum responses 30%
Cyber scenario tasks 30%
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
10 Oct 2020
|2. Tutorial Forum||
|3. Cyber Scenario||
Required and Recommended Readings*
- The Meaning of the Cyber Revolution, Lucas Kello,
- Information Revolution, Security, and International Relations: (IR) Relevant Theory? Johan Eriksson and Giampiero Giacomello,
- Network Attack and Defence, Ross J Anderson
- Cyber-Terrorism in a Post-Stuxnet World, Michael Kenney
- What Is the Cyber Offense-Defense Balance?: Conceptions, Causes, and Assessment, Rebecca Slayton
- Cyber War Will Not Take Place, Thomas Rid
- Radicalization and the Use of Social Media, Robin L. Thompson
- Mobilising Cyber Power, Alexander Klimburg
- Small states and cyber security: The case of New Zealand, Joe Burton
- Depleted Trust in the Cyber Commons, Roger Hurwitz
- Artificial Intelligence: A Revolution in Strategic Affairs? Kenneth Payne
Additional information and any changes to the timetable or lecture and tutorial programme will be advised by email, announced in video lectures, and posted on the course Moodle site.
Linkages to Other Papers*
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