Enforcing Cybersecurity in Developing and Emerging Economies

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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.

‘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

2019 272 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 132 6 £76.50 £85.00 $121.50 $135.00

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