The Secure Information Society

Ethical, Legal and Political Challenges

  • Jörg Krüger
  • Bertram Nickolay
  • Sandro Gaycken

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. New Strategic Cybersecurity

  3. New Regulatory Cybersecurity

  4. New Technological Cybersecurity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. M. Blankenburg, C. Horn, J. Krüger
      Pages 149-162
    3. D. Pöhler, J. Schneider, B. Nickolay
      Pages 163-185

About this book


In our modern information societies, we not only use and welcome computers; we are highly dependent upon them. There is a downside of this kind of progress, however. Computers are not 100% reliable. They are insecure. They are vulnerable to attackers. They can either be attacked directly, to disrupt their services, or they can be abused in clever ways to do the bidding of an attacker as a dysfunctional user.

Decision-makers and experts alike always struggle with the amount of interdisciplinary knowledge needed to understand the nuts and bolts of modern information societies and their relation to security, the implications of technological or political progress or the lack thereof. This holds in particular for new challenges to come. These are harder to understand and to categorize; their development is difficult to predict. To mitigate this problem and to enable more foresight, The Secure Information Society provides an interdisciplinary spotlight onto some new and unfolding aspects of the uneasy relationship between information technology and information society, to aid the dialogue not only in its current and ongoing struggle, but to anticipate the future in time and prepare perspectives for the challenges ahead.


Cyberdeterrence Cybersecurity Cyberwarfare Data Security Digital Realm IT-Forensic

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Krüger
    • 1
  • Bertram Nickolay
    • 2
  • Sandro Gaycken
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Security TechnologyFraunhofer Institute for Prod. SystemsBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Security TechnologyFraunhofer Institute for Prod. SystemsBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of Technology, Philosophy & TheoryUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4762-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4763-3
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