Research Handbook on Cyberwarfare

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Research Handbook on Cyberwarfare

9781803924847 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Tim Stevens, Reader in International Security and Joseph Devanny, Lecturer in National Security Studies, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 484 7 Extent: c 432 pp
This Research Handbook provides a rigorous analysis of cyberwarfare, a widely misunderstood field of contemporary conflict and geopolitical competition. Gathering insights from leading scholars and practitioners, it examines the actors involved in cyberwarfare, their objectives and strategies, and scrutinises the impact of cyberwarfare in a world dependent on connectivity.

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This Research Handbook provides a rigorous analysis of cyberwarfare, a widely misunderstood field of contemporary conflict and geopolitical competition. Gathering insights from leading scholars and practitioners, it examines the actors involved in cyberwarfare, their objectives and strategies, and scrutinises the impact of cyberwarfare in a world dependent on connectivity.

The Research Handbook on Cyberwarfare interrogates cyberwarfare as a form of military intelligence statecraft that seeks to exploit digital systems for operational and strategic advantage. Chapter authors address cyberwarfare in its conceptual, historical, operational and strategic dimensions, and explore the application of international law, norms, ethics and arms control to this area of conflict. They pose crucial questions about the utility of cyberwarfare and its effects on society and citizens, establishing foundations for future research on the topic as a fact of international life.

Providing rich detail in an accessible and understandable manner, this Research Handbook is a vital resource for scholars and researchers of cyber conflict, international relations, and security studies. Its practical elements will also appeal to military and intelligence practitioners, as well as those interested in how cyberwarfare can be regulated to ameliorate its effects on society.
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‘Cyberwar and Cyberwarfare are terms that are often bandied about in the media and even policy circles with little context or understanding of their scope, implications or applicability. The Research Handbook on Cyberwarfare provides a much needed analysis and thorough background of this emerging area and is a must read for policymakers, diplomats, cybersecurity professionals and researchers alike.’
– Christopher Painter, Former Senior U.S. Cyber Diplomat

‘Editors Stevens and Devanny warn that “cyberwarfare” is a powerful yet misunderstood force shaping persistent international competition. This valuable collection by seasoned practitioners, academics and cyber security journalists challenges us to think differently about the actors conducting such operations, their strategies and objectives, and the legal and ethical implications of this form of modern military-intelligence statecraft.’
– Sir David Omand, King''s College London, UK, and former Director, GCHQ, UK
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