Geopolitics and cybersecurity
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Geopolitics and cybersecurity book
With respect to the relationship among nation-states, responding to a cyber attack is of particular, and growing, significance. One of the most important points of analysis regarding geopolitics is the possible response either to a cyber or countercyber attack, and how a particular measure will be perceived. This chapter presents examples of cyber-related attacks and activities that highlight the critical relationship between cybersecurity and geopolitics. It examines the relationship between cybersecurity and geopolitics by analyzing particular examples reflecting the complexity of their confluence. Geopolitics is the relations among nation- states and their engagement with the larger global community, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between geography and nation-state politics. Effective geopolitics suggests the importance of containing the threat in the context of crisis management and damage control. In reality, nation-states are facing threats from two distinct sources: physical attacks and intangible attacks.