Cybersecurity Policy and Governance in the European Union (Routledge Studies in Global Information) (Paperback)
Cybersecurity is increasingly central in global politics, and a cause of new tensions among state and non-state actors. As a fast-developing policy area, the securitization of internet infrastructure and digital services has become key of regulatory strategies at the transnational and national level. To date, most books have focused on single dimensions of cybersecurity and therefore fail to grasp the complexity of the processes in this policy area.
Andrea Calderaro and Patryk Pawlak provide a timely overview of the main debates surrounding the European Union's (EU) role as a cybersecurity actor and the practice of the EU cybersecurity policy making. Creatively using the concept of network politics as the analytical framework, the chapters discuss the importance of a broadly defined concept of cybersecurity in four key policy areas - economy and trade, defence, diplomacy, and human rights. Insights from key EU experts and policy officials combined with a thorough investigation of the issues involved shed light on the relevance of cybersecurity for the attainment of EU key interests and how network politics works in practice. Policies discussed include: building cyber resilience, fight against cybercrime, internet governance, cyber defence and cyber capacity building in third world countries.
Perfect as an introductory textbook for postgraduates and upper level undergraduates, Internet Governance and International Cybersecurity: Policies and Policy Making in the European Union will also be a valuable resource to policy makers and practitioners looking for a comprehensive guide to the EU's contribution to global debates in this burgeoning policy area.