Cyber Blockades is the first book to examine the phenomena of blockade operations in cyberspace, large-scale attacks on infrastructure or systems that aim to prevent an entire state from sending or receiving electronic data. The author defines and explains the emerging concept of "cyber blockades" and presents a unique comparison of blockade operations in five different domains -- on land, at sea, in the air, in space, and in cyberspace -- identifying common elements as well as important distinctions. Alison Lawlor Russell's framework for defining cyber blockades, understanding how they occur, and considering the motivations of actors who employ them is applied with in-depth analysis of the cyber attacks on Estonia in 2007 and on Georgia during the 2008 Georgia-Russia War. This book has significant implications for our understanding of cyber warfare and international law and is a must-read for cyber security policymakers and scholars and students of security studies, terrorism, substate groups, and the future of warfare.
Georgetown University Press
Cyberterrorism, Computer security, Cyber security
Information Security | International Relations | Political Science
Russell, Alison Lawlor, "Cyber Blockades" (2014). Books and Monographs. 59.