Philosophy of Cybersecurity
Technology and digitization are great social goods. But it’s also about risks and threats. Cybersecurity is not just a matter of data or computer security. Cybersecurity is about the security of society.
Why "Philosophy"? To understand how to reason and think about threats and cybersecurity in today's and tomorrow's world. This book is the necessary equipment. It equips with awareness. The Philosophy of Cybersecurity is about the user's perspective, but also about system issues.
This is a book for everyone - a wide audience. Experts, academic lecturers, as well as students of technical fields such as computer science and social sciences will find the content interesting. Including in areas like international relations, diplomacy, strategy, and security studies. Cybersecurity is also a matter of State strategy and policy.
It may be the first book on cybersecurity you'll understand.
It considers such detailed basics as, for example, what a good password is, more importantly: why it is considered so today. But it also considers systemic issues, such as healthcare cybersecurity (challenges, why is it so difficult to secure, could people die as a result of cyberattacks?), critical infrastructure (can a cyberattack destroy elements of the power system?), States (have already been hacked).
Cyberspace is not a "grey zone" without rules. It is logically explained what cyberwar is, whether it threatens us, and under what circumstances cyberattacks could lead to war. The chapter on cyberwar is relevant because of the war in Ukraine. The problem of cyberwar in the war in Ukraine is analytically and expertly explained. The rank and importance of these actions are explained, also against the background of broader military activities.
The Cybersecurity Philosophy treats cybersecurity very broadly. From technology, through international law, diplomacy, military, and security matters, even in the matter of conflicts, geopolitics, political science, and international relations.
• A short handbook, packed with data, analysis, and anecdotes, without space-fillers; written in plain and comprehensible language
• Holistically considers cybersecurity, from technology, through law (including international law), to policy, to national/international security, diplomacy, and warfare
• Explain the role of changing technology: for example, that today's standards for "making good passwords" should be judged differently than in 1980
• Offers current knowledge, of technologies, policies, and their application to cyberspace activities
• Teaches the reader to know that some things may matter, while others do not necessarily so — which is important in perceiving the "daily" reports of yet-another-cyberattack
Chapter 1: Introduction to the philosophy of cybersecurity
Chapter 2: Cyber threats and the necessary clarifications
Chapter 3: Cybersecurity from the user's point of view
Chapter 4: Cybersecurity of healthcare infrastructure
Chapter 5: Cybersecurity of critical infrastructure
Chapter 6: Cybersecurity of a State
Chapter 7: Cyberconflict, Cyberwar
Chapter 8: Conclusion