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Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare

George Lucas


Analyses of cyber warfare during the past decade have ranged from outright denial that “there even could be such a thing” as cyber warfare, all the way to apocalyptic predictions of an inevitable looming “cyber Armageddon.” Such wildly divergent interpretations of essentially the same data reveal what this author terms an “epistemological crisis,” which can only be rectified by constructing a comprehensive narrative of cyber conflict which incorporates all these rival interpretations of the threats posed in cyberspace into a single coherent conceptual framework. In contrast to software weapons ... More

Keywords: cyber warfare, cyber weapons, hacktivism, unrestricted warfare, just war theory, emergent norms, Rawls, Habermas, MacIntyre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190276522
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276522.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Lucas, author
Visiting Distinguished Research Professor, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology & Values at Notre Dame University