Handbook of Research on Civil Society and National Security in the Era of Cyber Warfare

Handbook of Research on Civil Society and National Security in the Era of Cyber Warfare

Metodi Hadji-Janev (Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski", Macedonia) and Mitko Bogdanoski (Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski", Macedonia)
Release Date: October, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 548
ISBN13: 9781466687936|ISBN10: 1466687932|EISBN13: 9781466687943|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8793-6

Description

As the confluence of networks that is the modern Internet grows to encompass everything from nuclear reactors to home appliances, the affordances offered to the average citizen grow as well—but so, too, do the resources made available to those with malicious intent. Through the rise of Big Data and the Internet of Things, terrorist organizations today have been freed from geographic and logistical confines and now have more power than ever before to strike the average citizen directly at home. This, coupled with the inherently asymmetrical nature of cyberwarfare—which grants great advantage to the attacker—has created an unprecedented national security risk that both governments and their citizens are woefully ill-prepared to face.

The Handbook of Research on Civil Society and National Security in the Era of Cyber Warfare addresses the problem of cyber terrorism head-on, first through a review of current literature, and then through a series of progressive proposals aimed at researchers, professionals, and policymakers.

Touching on such subjects as cyber-profiling, hacktivism, and digital counterterrorism, this collection offers the tools to begin formulating a ground-up resiliency to cybersecurity threats that starts at the civilian level.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber-Criminal Profiling
  • Cyberwarfare
  • Digital Forensics as a First Response
  • Digital Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • Hacktivism
  • Information Security in the Public and Private Sectors
  • Mobile Terror Threats

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Hadji-Janev and Bogdanoski present students, academics, researchers, and professionals with a collection of research on the changes to civil society and national security in the age of cyber warfare and cyber terror. The editors have organized the twenty-one chapters that make up the main body of the text in two parts devoted to threats from cyber warfare activities and their impact on civil society and how to make a society resilient in the face of cyber war and cyber terrorism.

– ProtoView Reviews

This collection of research reports addressing problems of cyberterrorism in the digital age has been assembled by international law expert Hadji-Janev and engineer Bogdanoski (both, Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski," Macedonia). Contributors explore the threats of malicious intent (cyber warfare) that were largely unseen prior to the expansion of the Internet. Noteworthy is the importance placed on the international perspective and on the premise that geography and logistics no longer present a barrier to attacks. Authors argue that governments and citizens must prepare security solutions for new, unprecedented levels of national-security risk. The handbook begins with an extensive review of cyber warfare in civil society, and the 21 chapters aimed at researchers, experts, and legislators that follow present proposals on effecting change and managing risk. Topics include cyber profiling, hacktivism, and digital counter-terrorism. Summing Up: Recommended.

– N. Reid, UCLA, USA, CHOICE, May 2016

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Metodi Hadji-Janev, (Ph.D.) is an associate professor of international law at the Military Academy General Mihailo Apostolski”-Skopje, associated member of the University “Goce Delcev” in Stip, Macedonia. He is a graduate of the Macedonian Military Academy and the United States Air Command and Staff College. He also holds MA and PhD degrees in International Law from the Law Faculty “Justinian I” in Skopje, Macedonia. Hadji-Janev serves as a Vice Dean for education and Research at the Military academy and a Visiting professor of postgraduate studies at the Law faculty “Justinian- I”, University “St. Cyril and Metodij” in Skopje, where he teaches postgraduate courses related to legal aspects of combating terrorism, international terrorism, and transitional crime. Dr. Hadji-Janev’s current scholarship focuses on legal and strategic aspects of countering asymmetric, cyber, and hybrid based threats, with emphasis on critical information infrastructure and critical infrastructure protection in South Eastern Europe; on legal and strategic aspects of use of force in countering terrorism threats, and on development of legislation and strategic documents to effectively counter cyber and hybrid threat vectors. He serves as a member of advisory council at Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Arizona State University, United States (https://cemhs.asu.edu/content/advisory-council) and as a member of JAGRITI initiative for social and constitutional rights. Hadji-Janev is a vice president of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia and is actively involved in stimulating young researches to work on different scientific and professional security projects. Dr. Hadji-Janev is the US Air University “Air Command and Staff College”, graduate were studies heavily focused on cyber operations.
Dr. Mitko Bogdanoski received his B.Sc. degree in the area of Telecommunications from the Military Academy in Skopje, Macedonia, and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies from the Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia, in 2000, 2006 and 2012 respectively. He is an assistant professor at the Military Academy. His research interests include Cyber security, Networking, Wireless and Mobile Networks, MANET, WSN, Energy Efficiency and Communication Theory. He is an author/editor of 3 books, several book chapters published by several international publishers, and author of more than 50 journal/conference papers. He is senior member of IEEE Organization, and Member of Communication Society and Computer Society. He is an editorial board member of several reputable international journals, as well as program committee member of several international conferences. Dr. Bogdanoski has organised/coordinated or participated as an invited lecturer/speaker on several advanced training courses, advance research workshops and projects.

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