An introduction to Cyber Peacekeeping

Date

2018-04-26

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Journal ISSN

ISSN

1084-8045

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Publisher

Elsevier

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Cyber is the newest domain of war, and the topic of cyber warfare is one that is receiving increasing attention. Research efforts into cyber warfare are extensive, covering a range of issues such as legality, cyber weapons and deterrence. Despite all of the research activity around cyber warfare, one aspect has been largely overlooked: the restoration of peace and security in its aftermath. In this article, we present the argument that cyber warfare will threaten civilian peace and security long after a conflict has ended, and that existing peace operations will be required to evolve in order to address this threat. We explore how existing UN peacekeeping operations could be adapted, in ways that would be both feasible and valuable towards maintaining and restoring peace in a region. We conclude that the path to cyber peacekeeping will not be easy, but that it is an evolution that must begin today so that we can be prepared for the conflicts of the future.

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Keywords

Cyber Peacekeeping, Cyber Warfare, Cyber Peace, Cyber Peace Operations

Citation

Robinson, M., Jones, K., Janicke, H. and Maglaras, L. (2018) An introduction to cyber peacekeeping. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 114, pp. 70-87.

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Research Institute

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)