Cyber-Defense theorization

By BA, Martin Rodriguez Ossés

The importance of Cyber defense concept

What is cyber defense?

I call Cyber-Defence to the exercise and the precepts of the defense of a nation on critical infrastructure sectors that are part of a digital sovereignty and the rights of its citizens in cyberspace. But it is also the exercise of tools in cyberspace to attack and undermine foreign sovereignties.

When I refer to critical infrastructure sectors of a nation I echo what has been published by Jeimy Cano. These sectors are: a) electricity, b) production c) storage and supply of gas and oil, d) telecommunications, e) banking and finance, f) water supply, g) transport, h) emergency services and government operations.

por Martin Alejandro Pizzi, tesista de la Lic. En Relaciones Internacionales por la Universidad Católica de Salta. Diplomado en Seguridad Internacional y Defensa por la Universidad de Belgrano

El intento de golpe de estado suscitado entre el 15 y el 16 de julio de 2016 en Turquía, si bien puede clasificarse como "tradicional" considerando sus perpetradores, tácticas y tal vez motivaciones, ofrece aspectos inéditos que, a nuestro juicio, terminaron provocando su fracaso.

One of the major problems, if not the major one, the study of the International Relations confronts take place when our object of study becomes a subject of study. The social sciences confront with this methodological weakness every day but our field of study demands us to transcend beyond subjectivity and schematize the processes and interactions that different actors take as course of action. Otherwise, we would fall into an anthropologic study; it is as simple as that. The actions of what we call terrorism do not adjust to processes established inside regularity; it is because of it that these actors, in Esther Barbé's terminology, receive the name of illegitimate actors. They are exempt from the rules under States and other actors structure themselves.