In the post-industrial age, information is more valuable than territory and has become the main commodity influencing geopolitics today.
The reliance of societies on cyberspace and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for economic prosperity and national security represents a new domain of human activity and conflict.
Their potential as tools of social disruption and the low cost of entry of asymmetric conflict have forced a paradigm shift.
The Cyber Threat and Globalization is designed for students of security studies and international relations, as well as security professionals who want a better grasp of the nature and existential threat of today's information wars.
It explains policies and concepts, as well as describes the threats posed to the U.S. by disgruntled employees, hacktivists, criminals, terrorists, and hostile governments. Features *Special textboxes provide vignettes and case studies to illustrate key concepts. *Opinion pieces, essays, and extended quotes from noted subject matter experts underscore the main ideas. *Written to be accessible to students and the general public, concepts are clear, engaging, and highly practical.