Explaining variation in state involvement in cyber attacks

A social network approach

Eric N. Fischer, Ciprianna M. Dudding, Tyler J. Engel, Matthew A. Reynolds, Mark J. Wierman, John N. Mordeson, Terry D. Clark

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Cyber attacks pose an increasing threat to the international system. However, not all states are involved in cyber attacks to the same degree. This chapter asks how we might best explain variation in the involvement of states in cyber attacks across the international system. Conceiving the inter-state system as a social network, we hypothesize that as the global interconnectedness of a state increases so will its involvement in cyber attacks. Our regression models provide support for the contention that the more connected a state is to other states in the international system, the more likely it is to be involved in cyber attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Networks: A Framework of Computational Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages63-74
Number of pages12
Volume526
ISBN (Print)9783319029924
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
Volume526
ISSN (Print)1860949X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Fischer, E. N., Dudding, C. M., Engel, T. J., Reynolds, M. A., Wierman, M. J., Mordeson, J. N., & Clark, T. D. (2014). Explaining variation in state involvement in cyber attacks: A social network approach. In Social Networks: A Framework of Computational Intelligence (Vol. 526, pp. 63-74). (Studies in Computational Intelligence; Vol. 526). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02993-1_4

Explaining variation in state involvement in cyber attacks : A social network approach. / Fischer, Eric N.; Dudding, Ciprianna M.; Engel, Tyler J.; Reynolds, Matthew A.; Wierman, Mark J.; Mordeson, John N.; Clark, Terry D.

Social Networks: A Framework of Computational Intelligence. Vol. 526 Springer Verlag, 2014. p. 63-74 (Studies in Computational Intelligence; Vol. 526).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Fischer, EN, Dudding, CM, Engel, TJ, Reynolds, MA, Wierman, MJ, Mordeson, JN & Clark, TD 2014, Explaining variation in state involvement in cyber attacks: A social network approach. in Social Networks: A Framework of Computational Intelligence. vol. 526, Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 526, Springer Verlag, pp. 63-74. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02993-1_4
Fischer EN, Dudding CM, Engel TJ, Reynolds MA, Wierman MJ, Mordeson JN et al. Explaining variation in state involvement in cyber attacks: A social network approach. In Social Networks: A Framework of Computational Intelligence. Vol. 526. Springer Verlag. 2014. p. 63-74. (Studies in Computational Intelligence). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02993-1_4
Fischer, Eric N. ; Dudding, Ciprianna M. ; Engel, Tyler J. ; Reynolds, Matthew A. ; Wierman, Mark J. ; Mordeson, John N. ; Clark, Terry D. / Explaining variation in state involvement in cyber attacks : A social network approach. Social Networks: A Framework of Computational Intelligence. Vol. 526 Springer Verlag, 2014. pp. 63-74 (Studies in Computational Intelligence).
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