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Measuring the World: How the Smartphone Industry Impacts Cyber Deterrence Credibility

  • The authors claim that location information of stationary ICT components can never be unclassified. They describe how swarm-mapping crowd sourcing is used by Apple and Google to worldwide harvest geo-location information on wireless access points and mobile telecommunication systems' base stations to build up gigantic databases with very exclusive access rights. After having highlighted the knownThe authors claim that location information of stationary ICT components can never be unclassified. They describe how swarm-mapping crowd sourcing is used by Apple and Google to worldwide harvest geo-location information on wireless access points and mobile telecommunication systems' base stations to build up gigantic databases with very exclusive access rights. After having highlighted the known technical facts, in the speculative part of this article, the authors argue how this may impact cyber deterrence strategies of states and alliances understanding the cyberspace as another domain of geostrategic relevance. The states and alliances spectrum of activities due to the potential existence of such databases may range from geopolitical negotiations by institutions understanding international affairs as their core business, mitigation approaches at a technical level, over means of cyber deterrence-by-retaliation.show moreshow less

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Author:Dirk WesthoffGND, Maximilian ZeiserGND
Publisher:IGI Global
Year of Publication:2018
Pagenumber:16
Language:English
Parent Title (English):International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IJCWT)
Volume:8
Issue:2
ISSN:1947-3443
Document Type:Article (reviewed)
Institutes:Bibliografie
Open Access:Zugriffsbeschränkt
Release Date:2021/01/19
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG
DOI:https://doi.org/10.4018/IJCWT.2018040101