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Cybersecurity and the Age of Privateering: A Historical Analogy

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Policy literature on the insecurity of cyberspace frequently invokes comparisons to Cold War security strategy, thereby neglecting the fundamental differences between contemporary and Cold War security environments. This article develops an alternative viewpoint, exploring the analogy between cyberspace and another largely ungoverned space: the sea in the age of privateering. This comparison enables us to incorporate into cybersecurity thinking the complex interactions between state and nonst...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Research group:
Cyber Studies Programme
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European Social Fund More from this funder
Estonian Government More from this funder
Publisher:
Cyber Studies Programme Publisher's website
Series:
Cyber Studies Working Paper Series
Host title:
Cyber Studies Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2015-03-04
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653833
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pubs:653833
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uuid:a93b3385-0a5d-4df3-ac30-88532af9ca93
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2016-10-24

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