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Developing cyber peacekeeping: Observation, monitoring and reporting

Robinson, Michael; Jones, Kevin; Janicke, Helge; Maglaras, Leandros


Michael Robinson

Kevin Jones

Helge Janicke


Cyberphysical societies are becoming reliant upon the cyber domain for everyday life. With cyber warfare increasingly becoming part of future conflicts, new and novel solutions are needed to assist governments in securing their national infrastructure. Cyber peacekeeping is one such solution: an emerging and multi-disciplinary field of research, touching upon technical, political, governmental and societal domains of thought. In this article we build upon previous works by developing the cyber peacekeeping activity of observation, monitoring and reporting. We take a practical approach: describing a scenario in which two cyberphysical societies experience the negative effects of cyber warfare and require cyber expertise to restore services their citizens depend upon. We explore how a cyber peacekeeping operation could start up and discuss the challenges it will face. The article makes a number of proposals, including the use of a virtual collaborative environment to bring multiple benefits. We conclude by summarising our findings, and describing where further work lies.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 4, 2018
Online Publication Date Dec 19, 2018
Publication Date 2019-04
Deposit Date Jan 5, 2023
Journal Government Information Quarterly
Print ISSN 0740-624X
Electronic ISSN 1872-9517
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 2
Pages 276-293
Keywords Cyber Peacekeeping, Cyber Warfare, Cyber OMR, Cyber Peace Operations
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