Friday, September 4, 2009

Paper on Cyber Society

I co-authored a paper with Peeter Lorents and Raul Rikk that was published in the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, San Diego, in July. You can also find the paper in LNCS 5623, pp. 180-186.

The paper is titled Cyber Society and Cooperative Cyber Defence. In it, we explore the concept of cyber society, which we define as "a society where computerized information transfer and information processing is (near) ubiquitous and where the normal functioning of this society is severely degraded or altogether impossible if the computerized systems no longer function correctly."

We then examine Estonia as an early form of a cyber society and illustrate it's potential vulnerabilities with the events of April-May 2007. We conclude the paper with the foundations behind the establishment of the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

This was my first co-authored paper and as such a new experience. One of the problems of having multiple authors is to write a consistent paper - something that could be improved in this case. However, I think it does convey the ideas that we wanted.

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