THE DYNAMICS OF CYBERSPACE AND NATIONAL POWER: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
Keywords:Cyberspace, cybersecurity, cyberpower, cyber warfare, cyber strategy, national power
This paper attempts to provide policymakers with an overview of cyberspace in support of their national power and national security preparedness. In this regard, it presents foundational issues and the dynamic nature of cyberspace that decision-makers often need to deal with in their policy-making process. It discusses the main building blocks of the topic and analyses how nation-states can effectively utilize cyberpower in cyberspace as an instrument of national power. The paper outlines the critical challenges posed as well as opportunities provided by cyberspace that developing countries can explore to consolidate national power. It finally proposes a set of recommendations with national cyber defensive and offensive protocols for nation-states such as Bangladesh.
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