A Model for Characterizing Cyberpower

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Cyberspace may well be the “great equalizer” where nation states and non-state actors can wield cyberpower and compete on relatively equal terms. Leveraging current views and uses of cyberpower, this chapter redefines cyberspace and introduces a three-dimensional model that expresses how cyberpower can be exercised. The model, which is divided into distinct layers, each with its own unique characteristics, offers a notion of distance through a view of cyberspace that introduces the concepts of near, mid and far space. Cyberpower is examined from the perspective of national security. A range of prominent cyber attacks are qualitatively assessed and compared within the context of the model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Infrastructure Protection IX
EditorsM. Rice, S. Shenoi
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-26566-7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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  • Cyberspace
  • cyberpower
  • cyber attacks
  • national security


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