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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity

ISBN 9781138489011
Published February 13, 2020 by Routledge
416 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity examines the development and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) from the perspective of international peace and security.

Acknowledging that the very notion of peace and security has become more complex, the volume seeks to determine which questions of cybersecurity are indeed of relevance for international peace and security and which, while requiring international attention, are simply issues of contemporary governance or development. The Handbook offers a variety of thematic, regional and disciplinary perspectives on the question of international cybersecurity, and the chapters contextualize cybersecurity in the broader contestation over the world order, international law, conflict, human rights, governance and development.

The volume is split into four thematic sections:

  • Concepts and frameworks;
  • Challenges to secure and peaceful cyberspace;
  • National and regional perspectives on cybersecurity;
  • Global approaches to cybersecurity.

This book will be of much interest to students of cybersecurity, computer science, sociology, international law, defence studies and International Relations in general.

Chapter 30 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license at

Table of Contents


Joseph S. Nye, Jr.


Eneken Tikk and Mika Kerttunen


Part I: Concepts and frameworks

1. Cybersecurity between hypersecuritization and technological routine

Myriam Dunn-Cavelty


2. Correlates of state-sponsored cyber conflict

George E. Mitchell and Allison Pytlak


3. Cybered conflict, hybrid war, informatization wars

Chris Demchak


4. The politics of stability: cement and change in cyber affairs

Mika Kerttunen and Eneken Tikk


5. In search of human rights in multilateral cybersecurity dialogues

Allison Pytlak


6. International governance of/in cyberspace

Tang Lan (translated by Nigel Inkster)


7. The becoming of cyber-military capabilities

Mirva Salminen and Mika Kerttunen


Part II: Challenges to secure and peaceful cyberspace


8. Cyber vulnerability

Brian Martin


9. Ensuring the security and availability of critical infrastructure in a changing cyber-threat environment: living dangerously

 Vytautas Butrimas


10. Steps to an ecology of cyberspace as a contested domain

Martin Libicki


11. Cybercrime: setting international standards

Tatiana Tropina


12. Cyberterrorism: a Schrödinger’s cat

Mika Kerttunen


13. Information operations

Jouni Flyktman, Aki-Mauri Huhtinen and Lars Koreman


14. National cyber commands

Piret Pernik


Part III: National and regional perspectives on cybersecurity


15. Cyber capacity building and international security

Souhila Amazouz


16. Challenges in building regional capacities in cybersecurity: a regional organizational reflection

Belisario Contreras and Kerry-Ann Barrett


17. Singapore, ASEAN and international cybersecurity

Benjamin Ang


18. Sub-regional views on international cybersecurity: CLMV

Lim Ratha and Sok Kunvath


19. Regional cybersecurity approaches in Africa and Latin America

Lucy Purdon and Francisco Vera


20. A regional view on international cybersecurity: the scope, problem and remedies as seen in West Africa

Folake Olagunju Oyelola


21. Risk, resilience and retaliation: American perspectives on international cybersecurity

James A. Lewis


22. International information security: problems and ways of solving them

Andrej Krutskikh & Anatoli Streltsov


23. People’s Republic of China: seven cybersecurity considerations

Zhang Li


Part IV: Global approaches to cybersecurity


24. Cyber Diplomacy: an Australian perspective

Tobias Feakin and Johanna Weaver


25. Confidence-building measures in cyberspace: new applications for an old concept

Paul Meyer


26. Export controls: the Wassenaar Experience and its lessons for international regulation of cyber tools

Elaine Korzak


27. Global cybersecurity and the private sector

Anne-Marie Buzatu


28. Putting the technical community back into cyber (policy)

Pablo Hinojosa, Klée Aiken and Louise Marie Hurel


29. Economic cybersecurity law: a short primer

Kathleen Claussen


30. The role of the UN Security Council in cybersecurity: international peace and security in the digital age

Eneken Tikk and Niels Nagelhus Schia


31. International law and cyber conflict

Gary D. Brown


32. Exploring the general principles of international law in cybersecurity context

Nohyoung Park and Myung-Hyun Chung


33. What do we talk about when we talk about international cybersecurity

Eneken Tikk



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Eneken Tikk is Executive Producer of the Cyber Policy Institute, Estonia, and lead of the 1nternat10nal Law project at CPI and the Erik Castrén Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Mika Kerttunen is Director of Strategy at the Cyber Policy Institute, and Senior Research Scientist at the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.