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Power and security in the information age : investigating the role of the state in cyberspace

Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty; Victor Mauer; Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
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"This volume focuses on the role of the state in defending against cyber-threats and in securing the information age. The notion that is most uncritically accepted within the overall information security debate is that state power is eroding due to the effects of information and communication technology and that the state is unable to provide security in the information age. This volume challenges the
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Power and security in the information age.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(OCoLC)654714151
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myriam Dunn Cavelty; Victor Mauer; Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel
ISBN: 9780754670889 0754670880
OCLC Number: 128236796
Description: xiv, 167 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Information, power, and security : an outline of debates and implications / Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Elgin M. Brunner --
Is anything ever new? : exploring the specificities of security and governance in the information age / Myriam Dunn Cavelty --
Meta-power, networks, security, and commerce / J.P. Singh --
Cyberspace and sovereignty : thoughts on physical space and digital space / Geoffrey L. Herrera --
Terrorist use of the internet and the challenges of governing cyberspace / Maura Conway --
Improving information security in companies : how to meet the need for threat information / Manuel Suter --
Concluding remarks : the role of the state in securing the information age : challenges and prospects / Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Victor Mauer.
Responsibility: edited by Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Victor Mauer, Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel.
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