Fifteen years ago it would be unthinkable for cyber security to top the list of priorities at the annual US-China Security and Economic Dialogue, as it did last week. But, in the intervening years, cyber technologies and the internet have become fundamental tools for everything from running critical infrastructure such as energy grids and satellite systems, to political, economic and social interactions. Given the pace of change, it should not surprise us that we have barely started to understand how to govern this new order and manage the global internet in ways that both empower and protect us.
In response, Chatham House and Routledge (part of the Taylor & Francis Group) are launching the Journal of Cyber Policy, addressing a rapidly changing situation and connecting creative, technical and policy experts.
Informing the growing security challenges of an interconnected digital world, this new peer-reviewed journal will provide a valuable resource to decision-makers in the public and private sectors grappling with the challenges of cyber security, online privacy, surveillance and internet access. The journal will offer informed and rigorous thinking, supported by the journal’s internationally renowned editorial board.
'The Journal of Cyber Policy will empower experts with new thinking and diverse ideas delivered in a way which is practically relevant as well as academically rigorous,' Dr Patricia Lewis, research director, International Security Department at Chatham House and co-editor of the journal, said. 'It will change the game for those working on cyber issues.'
'As the preferred publisher for think tanks around the world, we are proud to be Chatham House’s partner on this new journal, which seeks to address issues that touch upon all our lives on a daily basis,' said Leon Heward-Mills, Global Publishing Director (Journals) at Taylor & Francis Group.
The Journal of Cyber Policy launches on the evening of 2 July at a reception at Chatham House.
Patricia Lewis, research director, International Security, Chatham House, is available for interview on cyber issues. To request an interview, please contact the press office.
Reflecting the global nature of cyber issues, the Journal of Cyber Policy is intent on drawing upon a geographically and culturally diverse set of contributors.
The editorial board includes:
- Subimal Bhattacharjee, independent consultant on defense and cyber security issues, New Delhi (India)
- Pablo Bello, secretary general, Asociación Iberoamericana de Centros de Investigación y Empresas de Telecomunicaciones (AHCIET) [and former vice minister of telecommunications] (Chile)
- Dr Myriam Dunn Cavelty, lecturer for security studies and senior researcher in the field of risk and resilience at the Center for Security Studies, Zurich (Switzerland)
- Prof Richard Dasher, director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University (USA)
- Dorothy Gordon, director-general, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (Ghana)
- Alexandra Kulikova, programme coordinator, Global Internet Governance and International Information Security, PIR Center (Russia)
- Dr Victoria Nash, deputy director, Oxford Internet Institute (UK)
- Prof Motohiro Tsuchiya, professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University (Japan)
Editor, the Journal of Cyber Policy: Caroline Baylon, Chatham House
Co-editors, the Journal of Cyber Policy: Dr Patricia Lewis and Emily Taylor, Chatham House
Topics for the first edition are as follows:
- How did we get here?
- Cyber crime – the impact so far
- How does the internet run and who owns it?
- Privacy vs security
- Vulnerability and resilience of critical infrastructure
- Cyber war is already underway
- The next billion online
- Cyber security awareness: Are politicians fit for purpose?
- Internet of Things
The first two issues of the Journal on Cyber Policy will be published in 2016 and subscriptions to the journal can be placed in August 2015.
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