Myths and Realities of Cyber Warfare: Conflict in the Digital Realm, 1st Edition

  • Nicholas Michael Sambaluk
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  • ISBN-10: 1440870810
  • ISBN-13: 9781440870811
  • DDC: 355.4
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Cyber warfare evokes different images to different people. This book deals with the technological aspects denoted by "cyber" and the information operations connected to social media's role in digital struggle. It discusses numerous mythologies about cyber warfare, including its presumptively instantaneous speed, that it makes distance and location irrelevant, and that victims of cyber attacks deserve blame for not defending against attacks. The volume outlines why beliefs about cyber weapons need modification and suggests more nuanced and contextualized conclusions about how cyber domain hostility impacts conflict in the modern world. It distinguishes between the nature of warfare and the character of wars, probes the widespread assumptions about cyber weapons themselves, explores the role of social media and the consequences of the digital realm being a battlespace in 21st-century conflicts, and considers security affairs and people's relationships with institutions and trends.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright page.
1: War's Character and Nature, and the Stuxnet Trap.
2: Temporal Mythologies of Cyberwar.
3: Mythologies of Cyberwar Effects.
4: The Attribution Paradox and Organizations' Impact on Cyberwar.
5: Form and Function of Social Media.
6: Unpacking the Mythologies of Social Media.
7: Data as a Battlespace.
8: A Postmodern or a Premodern Future?.
About the Author.