Strategic A2/AD in Cyberspace

Strategic A2/AD in Cyberspace

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Strategic A2/AD in Cyberspace focuses on exclusion from cyberspace, or the ability of a state to be cut off entirely from cyberspace. Strategic anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) operations are common in other domains, but, before now, they have not been examined for their relevance to cyberspace. This book examines how strategic A2/AD operations can cut off states from cyberspace through attacks at either the physical or logic layers of cyberspace. The result of strategic cyber A2/AD operations could be catastrophic for modern economies, governments, military forces, and societies, yet there has been surprisingly little study of these threats to states' access to cyberspace. This book examines the implications of strategic cyber A2/AD operations for deterrence strategy and proposes a new view of how exclusion from cyberspace can be used as a coercive tool in diplomacy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 108 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 12mm | 320g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises; 00 Printed music items; 00 Tables, unspecified; 00 Tables, color; 2 Tables, black and white; 00 Plates, unspecified; 00 Plates, color; 00 Plates, black and white; 00 Maps; 00 Halftones, unspecified; 00 Halftones, color; 2 Halftones, black and white; 00 Line drawings, color; 00 Line drawings, black and white
  • 1107176484
  • 9781107176485

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Table of contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Historical perspective of A2/AD strategy; 3. The physical layer; 4. The logic layer; 5. Implications for deterrence and coercion; 6. Conclusions and recommendations; Bibliography; Index.
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About Alison Lawlor Russell

Alison Lawlor Russell is an assistant professor of Political Science and International Studies at Merrimack College, Massachusetts. She is author of the book Cyber Blockades (2014) and has written several articles and chapters on cyber strategy and security. Dr Russell is a non-resident research scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses, the US Department of the Navy's think tank, and holds a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Massachusetts. She is a member of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association.
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