Cyberwar and Cyberpeace

  • Stefan HügelEmail author
  • Hans-Jörg Kreowski
  • Dietrich Meyer-Ebrecht
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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.


Cyber security Cyber weapons Cyberpeace Cyberwar International law Internet Military Surveillance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Hügel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hans-Jörg Kreowski
    • 2
  • Dietrich Meyer-Ebrecht
    • 3
  1. 1.Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF)BremenGermany
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.RWTH Aachen, Institute of Imaging and Computer VisionAachenGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.American University in the EmiratesDubaiUAE

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