Phobic Cartography: A Human-Centred, Communicative Analysis of the Cyber-Threat Landscape
As with all domains, cyber security runs the risk of adopting a reactive and defensive stance, which can lead to policy based on what has happened, rather than on what could happen. Expert knowledge can lead to silo thinking and ‘groupthink’, and a lack of communication between public and private, civilian and military sectors. This study offers a synoptic examination of the field by pooling the knowledge of practitioners from across the discipline. Drawing on a blended methodology, combining automated quantitative analysis with qualitative study, this project examines the challenges faced by considering the nature of perceived (rather than actual) risks.
revised and expanded version of earlier conference paper.
Citation : Scott, K. (2017) Phobic Cartography: A Human-Centred, Communicative Analysis of the Cyber-Threat Landscape. Journal of Information Warfare, 16 (4), pp.93-112
ISSN : 1445-3312
Research Institute : Media and Communication Research Centre (MCRC)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- School of Humanities