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Enforcing Cybersecurity in Developing and Emerging Economies

Institutions, Laws and Policies Zeinab Karake, Clinical Professor of Information Systems, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, Rana A. Shalhoub, Fellowship Coordinator, Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute and Huda Ayas, Associate Dean, The George Washington University, US
This unique, innovative examination of cyberspace policies and strategies and their relation to cyber laws and regulations in developing and emerging economies uses economic, political, and social perspectives as a vehicle for analysis. With cyber risk at the top of the global agenda as high-profile breaches increase worries that cybersecurity attacks might compromise the world economy, this analysis becomes relevant across disciplines.
Extent: 272 pp
Hardback Price: $135.00 Web: $121.50
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78536 132 6
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  • Development Studies
  • Development Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet and Technology Law
Cybersecurity is a vital issue for all countries, but those in the developing world face unique concerns. This innovative book evaluates the experience of cyberspace policies and strategies and their relation to cyber laws and regulations in developing and emerging economies, using economic, political and social bases as well as resource-based theory perspectives.

This work is inspired by a number of factors including the burgeoning importance of cybersecurity in an interconnected world and the fact that cyber risk is now at the top of the global agenda, as high-profile breaches increase worries that cybersecurity attacks might compromise the world economy. Its unique and innovative look at radical changes in the use of governmental resources to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cybersecurity policies and strategies, and its insight into the effects of these changes on the economic structure of a country, make this book useful to many disciplines.

Scholars, students and policy makers will all find this vivid book of great value in understanding the vital issues in cybersecurity.
‘This is an important book on the quality and comprehensiveness of cybersecurity policies and strategies in developing and emerging economies. The book provides a guiding framework for understanding the determinants of the quality and comprehensiveness of National Cyber Security (NCS) strategies in countries from a resource-based theory perspective. The work performed by the authors and the conclusions reached are unique, such as proving that soft, intangible resources and infrastructure measures are important in explaining variations in quality and comprehensiveness of NCS strategies. The book concludes with a number of useful recommendations geared toward refining the development of, and guiding/improving the enforcement of, cybersecurity strategies in emerging economies.’
– Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University, US
Contents: Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI, Index