The Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity examines the development and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) from the perspective of international peace and security.

Acknowledging that the very notion of peace and security has become more complex, the volume seeks to determine which questions of cybersecurity are indeed of relevance for international peace and security and which, while requiring international attention, are simply issues of contemporary governance or development. The Handbook offers a variety of thematic, regional and disciplinary perspectives on the question of international cybersecurity, and the chapters contextualize cybersecurity in the broader contestation over the world order, international law, conflict, human rights, governance and development.

The volume is split into four thematic sections:

  • Concepts and frameworks;

  • Challenges to secure and peaceful cyberspace;

  • National and regional perspectives on cybersecurity;

  • Global approaches to cybersecurity.

This book will be of much interest to students of cybersecurity, computer science, sociology, international law, defence studies and International Relations in general.

Chapter 30 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

chapter |8 pages


part I|99 pages

Concepts and frameworks

part II|90 pages

Challenges to secure and peaceful cyberspace

chapter 8|11 pages

Cyber vulnerability

chapter 11|13 pages


Setting international standards

chapter 12|13 pages


A Schrödinger’s cat

chapter 14|13 pages

National cyber commands

part III|75 pages

National and regional perspectives on cybersecurity

chapter 16|4 pages

Challenges in building regional capacities in cybersecurity

A regional organizational reflection

chapter 18|7 pages

Sub-regional views on international cybersecurity

CLMV countries

chapter 20|5 pages

A regional view on international cybersecurity

The scope, problem, and remedies as seen in West Africa

chapter 21|8 pages

Risk, resilience, and retaliation

American perspectives on international cybersecurity

chapter 22|9 pages

International information security

Problems and ways of solving them

chapter 23|5 pages

People’s Republic of China

Seven cybersecurity considerations

part IV|121 pages

Global approaches to cybersecurity

chapter 24|9 pages

Cyber diplomacy

An Australian perspective

chapter 25|11 pages

Confidence-building measures in cyberspace

New applications for an old concept

chapter 26|15 pages

Export controls

The Wassenaar experience and its lessons for international regulation of cyber tools

chapter 29|13 pages

Economic cybersecurity law

A short primer

chapter 30|12 pages

The role of the UN Security Council in cybersecurity

International peace and security in the digital age