1st Edition

US National Cybersecurity International Politics, Concepts and Organization

Edited By Damien Van Puyvelde, Aaron Brantly Copyright 2017
    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume explores the contemporary challenges to US national cybersecurity.

    Taking stock of the field, it features contributions by leading experts working at the intersection between academia and government and offers a unique overview of some of the latest debates about national cybersecurity. These contributions showcase the diversity of approaches and issues shaping contemporary understandings of cybersecurity in the West, such as deterrence and governance, cyber intelligence and big data, international cooperation, and public–private collaboration. The volume’s main contribution lies in its effort to settle the field around three main themes exploring the international politics, concepts, and organization of contemporary cybersecurity from a US perspective. Related to these themes, this volume pinpoints three pressing challenges US decision makers and their allies currently face as they attempt to govern cyberspace: maintaining international order, solving conceptual puzzles to harness the modern information environment, and coordinating the efforts of diverse partners.

    The volume will be of much interest to students of cybersecurity, defense studies, strategic studies, security studies, and IR in general. 

    1. Introduction, Damien Van Puyvelde and Aaron F. Brantly

    PART I: The International Politics of Cybersecurity

    2. Cybersecurity and Cross Domain Deterrence, Jon Lindsay and Erik Gartzke

    3. Crossing the Rubicon: Identifying and Responding to an Armed Cyberattack, Nerea M. Cal

    4. The Outlook for Constraining International Norms for Offensive Cyber Operations, Brian Mazanec

    5. Developing an International Cyberspace Security Governance Framework: Comparisons to Outer Space, Tim Ridout

    PART II: Conceptualizing Cybersecurity

    6. Traditional Military Thinking in Cyberspace: The Need for Adaptation, Jan Kallberg

    7. Epidemiological Approaches to National Cybersecurity, Aaron F. Brantly

    8. The Defender’s Innovator’s Challenge: Can the US Army Learn to Out-Hack Those Who Attack Us in Cyberspace?, Ernest Y. Wong, Katherine R. Hutton And Ryan F. Gagnon

    9. Evolving Cyber Intelligence, Stephen Gary and Randy Borum

    10. Changing the Game: Cyberspace and Big Data Driven National Security Intelligence, Aaron F. Brantly

    PART III: Organizing Cybersecurity

    11. Cybersecurity in the United States and the United Kingdom: The Need for Trust and Cooperation, Kris Stoddart

    12. From Information to Cybersecurity: Bridging the Public-Private Divide, Damien Van Puyvelde

    13. Training Cyber Intelligence Coalitions, Scott Bethel and John Whisenhunt

    14. Conclusion, Aaron F. Brantly AND Damien Van Puyvelde


    Damien Van Puyvelde is Assistant Professor of Security Studies at The National Security Studies Institute, The University of Texas at El Paso.

    Aaron F. Brantly is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and the Army Cyber Institute, West Point, USA. He is author of The Decision to Attack: Military and Intelligence Cyber Decision-Making (2016).