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Cyberwar and Cyberpeace

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Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defense


For a decade at least, a worldwide cyber armament race takes place; cyber attacks against all kinds of information and communication systems are a daily reality, and cyberwar becomes a growing threat. In this chapter, the military, political, and technological aspects of cyberwar are surveyed and discussed on one hand. On the other hand, the vision of cyberpeace is sketched as a counter-concept.

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Hügel, S., Kreowski, HJ., Meyer-Ebrecht, D. (2017). Cyberwar and Cyberpeace. In: Carayannis, E., Campbell, D., Efthymiopoulos, M. (eds) Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defense. Springer, Cham.

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