Phobic Cartography: A Human-Centred, Communicative Analysis of the Cyber-Threat Landscape

Abstract:

As with all domains, cyber security runs the risk of adopting a reactive and defensive stance, which can lead to policy based on what has happened, rather than on what could happen. Expert knowledge can lead to silo thinking and ‘groupthink’, and a lack of communication between public and private, civilian and military sectors. This study offers a synoptic examination of the field by pooling the knowledge of practitioners from across the discipline. Drawing on a blended methodology, combining automated quantitative analysis with qualitative study, this project examines the challenges faced by considering the nature of perceived (rather than actual) risks.


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School of Humanities De Montfort University Leicester,
UK

Dr. Keith Scott is the Subject Leader for Languages at De Montfort University, where he is also a member of the Cyber Security Centre. In addition, he is a member of the Cyber Policy Centre, a UK-based independent public policy centre devoted exclusively to the consideration of cyber as a socio-technical phenomenon. His research interests include the social and cultural implications of ‘cyber’ as a concept, influence, online communication, and the use of gaming as a teaching and research tool.

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Keywords

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

D

DNS
DoD
DoS

I

IA
ICS

S

SOA

X

XRY

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