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Global Politics and Cyber Security

Global Politics and Cyber Security

As digital technology has become prevalent in almost all aspects of the lives of people around the world, so cyber security has become increasingly political. Not only is there greater significance of the digital element of most traditional aspects of global politics, but cyberspace itself has become a geopolitical space. Primarily in the form of PhD supervision, members of the ISG are co-supervising with colleagues in the Geopolitics, Development, Security and Justice Research Group in the Department of Geography to support students in investigating a range of topics on this interface. These include how core security technologies such as cryptography have been used to frame contested national policy agendas, the development of international maritime cyber security policy, the rationale and geopolitical implications of digital embassies, and how perceptions of cryptocurrencies inform national security debates.

  • Simon Butler, Criminal use of cryptocurrencies: a great new threat or is cash still king? Journal of Cyber Policy. p. 1-20, Nov. 2019
  • Nicholas Robinson, Laura Kask, Robert Krimmer, The Estonian Data Embassy and the Applicability of the Vienna Convention : An Exploratory Analysis, Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, April 2019.
  • Steven Hersee: The Cyber Security Dilemma and the Securitization of Cyberspace, PhD Thesis, 2019 
  • Rory Hopcraft, Keith M. Martin: Effective maritime cybersecurity regulation – the case for a cyber code, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region 14, 3, p. 354-366, Sep. 2018
  • Nicholas Robinson, Keith M. Martin, Distributed denial of government: the Estonian Data Embassy Initiative, Network Security 9, p. 13-16, Dec. 2017.

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