Analogizing deterrece and defense across biological and cyber security
Lotko, Lauren Allison.
Thesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 2010.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format. In an effort to develop a comprehensive response to the cyber threat and analyze the issues surrounding cyber warfare, many scholars are applying insights from other warfare areas to cyberspace. One common comparison has emerged between nuclear and cyber warfare. Yet the nuclear model is not a useful analogy since nuclear weapons and cyber weapons share few characteristics. A better analogy that has been left largely unexplored by scholars and policymakers alike is between biological and cyber warfare. This study seeks to rectify the gap in literature by analogizing biological and cyber security. It begins by developing a framework for comparing the characteristic nature of biological and cyber weapons, which is then used to apply insights from biological security to cyber security, with a focus on the areas of deterrence and defense.
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