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Chinese Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense

Book Description

Cyberdefense has become, over the past five years, a major issue on the international scene. China, by the place it occupies, is the subject of attention: it is observed, criticized, and designated by many states as a major player in the global cyber-insecurity. The United States is building their cyberdefense strategy against what they call the "Chinese threat." It is therefore important to better understand today's challenges related to cyber dimension in regard of the rise of China.

Contributions from international researchers provide cross perspectives on China, its strategies and policies for cybersecurity and cyberdefense. These issues have now gained major strategic dimension:

Is Cyberspace changing the scene of international relations?

How China does apprehend cybersecurity and cyberdefense?

What are the issues, challenges?

What is the role of China in the global cyberspace?

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Author Biographies
  6. Introduction
  7. 1 China’s Internet Development and Cybersecurity – Policies and Practices
    1. 1.1. Introduction
    2. 1.2. Internet development in China: an overview
    3. 1.3. China’s policies towards Internet development
    4. 1.4. Cyber legislation and Internet administration
    5. 1.5. Cybersecurity and diplomacy: an international perspective
    6. 1.6. A cybersecurity strategy in the making?
    7. 1.7. Conclusion
  8. 2 PLA Views on Informationized Warfare, Information Warfare and Information Operations
    1. 2.1. The evolution of chinese military thinking
    2. 2.2. The growing importance of information
    3. 2.3. Information operations
    4. 2.4. Key types of information operations
    5. 2.5. Computer network warfare and information operations
  9. 3 China’s Adaptive Internet Management Strategy after the Emergence of Social Networks
    1. 3.1. Weibo: the turning point
    2. 3.2. Latest adjustments under Xi Jinping
    3. 3.3. Bibliography
  10. 4 India’s Cybersecurity – The Landscape
    1. 4.1. A snapshot of Asian cyberspace
    2. 4.2. The Indian cyber landscape
    3. 4.3. The China challenge: a case study
    4. 4.4. Responses
    5. 4.5. Creating an institutional framework
    6. 4.6. Takeaways
  11. 5 China and Southeast Asia: Offline Information Penetration and Suspicions of Online Hacking – Strategic Implications from a Singaporean Perspective
    1. 5.1. Offline sphere: latent “diasporic” information power and official Chinese soft power
    2. 5.2. The online sphere: hacktivism as mostly projections
    3. 5.3. Conclusion: offline politics strategically obscure online projections
    4. 5.4. Bibliography
  12. 6 Impact of Mongolia’s Choices in International Politics on Cybersecurity
    1. 6.1. Mongolia’s cyberspace
    2. 6.2. Cyberspace and political stakes
    3. 6.3. Information-space security policy
  13. 7 China-Iran-Russia – A Cybercommunity of Information?
    1. 7.1. The hall marks of cyber-cooperation
    2. 7.2. The geopolitical bases for the cyber-Mongol empire
    3. 7.3. Order in cyberspace: an absolute necessity within China
  14. 8 Discourse Regarding China: Cyberspace and Cybersecurity
    1. 8.1. Identification of prevailing themes
    2. 8.2. The evolution of American discourse about China, Cybersecurity and cyberdefense
    3. 8.3. Conclusion
  15. General Conclusion
  16. List of Authors
  17. Index