The Threat from Big States

Richards, Julian (2019) The Threat from Big States. In: Managing Cybersecurity Risk, Vol.3. Legend Books, London, pp. 17-21. ISBN 9781789550528

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We might imagine that cyber threats from big states like Russia and China are primarily the concern of state intelligence agencies such as GCHQ and MI5. This, however, is the wrong way to look at the situation. Due to increasingly blurry lines between activists, criminals and states, everyone now needs to think about the threat from the big state actors, from governments to businesses, large and small. In this chapter, I will begin by considering which state actors are the ones to worry about. We will consider their objectives in the cyber threat landscape; the complex array of actors involved; the effects their actions have on a range of organisations; and the key messages we should take away in conclusion.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: cybersecurity, national security, china, russia
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
Depositing User: Julian Richards
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 12:26
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 12:26

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