Cyber security

1. Analyse the issue of hacking and hacktivism?
2. Analyse the threat that sub-state groups can pose to states and institutions?
3. Analyse how sub-state groups can use cyber-technologies to improve security and rights for marginalised groups?
4. What is hacktivism and does it pose a threat, or is it a means to security?
5. How does hacktivism challenge traditional IR understandings of threat and security?
6. Is hacktivism always a cybercrime?
7. Explain how states utilise technologies for surveillance in the name of security?
8. Evaluate and discuss the tensions between state security and individual security?
9. Describe the relationship between, and relate the issue of, surveillance and cybersecurity?
10. How does the issue of surveillance link with cybersecurity (and security more broadly)?
11. Should states be able to utilise technologies to conduct mass surveillanceand do these practices make us more secure or less secure?
12. Explain what is meant by cyberterrorism?
13. Identify the debates that exist on the meaning of cyberterrorism?
14. Relate cyberterrorism to other cybersecurity issues, such as hacking and cyberattacks?
15. Is cyberterrorism qualitatively different to other forms of terrorism or violent extremism?
16. What are the potential means and targets of cyberterrorism?
17. Explain the extent to which you see cyberterrorism as a threat to individual, national and/or international security?
18. Evaluate the argument regarding cyberterrorism being a ‘constructed’ threat
19. Explain the link between cyberterrorism as a ‘constructed’ threat and international relations theory
20. Outline the potential risks of overstating cyberterrorism as a threat to international/national security.
21. Does cyberterrorism represent a threat or is it overstated?
22. What challenges do you envisage in the national and international response to cyber terrorism and What policy options would you suggest?





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