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.
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