Constructing cybersecurity: Power, expertise and the internet security industry

Whiting, Andrew (2020) Constructing cybersecurity: Power, expertise and the internet security industry. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9781526123329

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Abstract

Constructing cybersecurity adopts a constructivist approach to cybersecurity and problematises the state of contemporary knowledge within this field. Setting out by providing a concise overview of such knowledge this book subsequently adopts Foucauldian positions on power and security to highlight assumptions and limitations found herein. What follows is a detailed analysis of the discourse produced by various internet security companies demonstrating the important role that these security professionals play constituting and entrenching this knowledge by virtue of their specific epistemic authority. As a relatively new source within a broader security dispositif these security professionals have created relationships of mutual recognition and benefit with traditional political and security professionals.

Item Type: Book
Date: 9 May 2020
Subjects: L200 Politics
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Andrew Whiting
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 13:17
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 15:40
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9010

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