Category: Cybersecurity

The Internet as an Extension of Colonialism

The Internet as an Extension of Colonialism

Globally digital technologies and the Internet have been increasingly normalised seeing Western states dominate cyberspace and technological developments. As such, questions have arisen regarding the prominence of Western bias at both the developmental and implementational level leading to negative implications for non-Western users. This article draws upon the concept of digital colonialism seeking to address…

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Cybercrime in Ecuador: An Asymmetrical Threat

Cybercrime in Ecuador: An Asymmetrical Threat

In the digital era we live in, cybercrime represents a direct threat not only for nations but also for corporations and individuals. Nations that lack development in technology and cybersecurity strategies are especially vulnerable to this type of threat. The recent data leak in Ecuador has highlighted the substantial threat of cybercrime to less technologically…

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The Application of Artificial Intelligence for Peacekeeping

The Application of Artificial Intelligence for Peacekeeping

“The increasing amount of available data, mainly due to the proliferation of access to the internet in countries where peacekeeping missions take place, has caused a technology-driven transformation of the operational environment. This comes at a time of significant developments in the fields of artificial intelligence and particularly machine learning, most of whose applications still…

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Disinformation and Cyber-Threats: Vulnerability and Resilience in the 2019 EU Elections

Disinformation and Cyber-Threats: Vulnerability and Resilience in the 2019 EU Elections

In May 2019, over 350 million European citizens will express their vote for the constituency of the new European Parliament in a moment of significant challenges for the European Union (EU). As these may be the most important elections ever faced by the EU, policy-makers should pay particular attention to disinformation campaigns and cyber-threats to…

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EU’s role in shaping cyber legislation – Part Two of Three

EU’s role in shaping cyber legislation – Part Two of Three

“The European Union´s role as a global cyber power mainly relies on its ability to shape cyber-related legislation and standards of state behavior. This might prove challenging due to its institutional structure and civilian power characteristics. Still, the cyber diplomacy directive adopted by the European Council in December 2015 marks the EU’s more proactive role…

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EU and Cyber Security: New Player against Emerging Threats in Cyberspace – Part One of Three

EU and Cyber Security: New Player against Emerging Threats in Cyberspace – Part One of Three

“Transport, energy, health, and finance are the most vulnerable sectors exposed to cyber-threats. Issuing the EU Cybersecurity Strategy in 2013 was an important step forward in developing a common framework; however, the strategy lacked the practical initiatives that would deliver tangible outcomes.“ By Rusudan Zabakhidze