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Prepare a research paper of not more than 4000 words, in APA format and style.
The paper will:
Choose a country other than the United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia, or North Korea.
Describe that country’s International cyber policy, if any.
A policy need not be formally adopted, espoused, or distributed. A policy can be evidenced by actions in both the domestic and international arena. The absence of a “formal” cyber policy doesn’t mean a country is not a good candidate for this assignment.
Identify and describe the primary motivation(s) for the policy
Identify and describe any limitations on the country’s ability to implement its policy and meet its policy goals
Identify the most likely cyber threat (real or perceived) to that country
Explain steps that country could take to better achieve its policies
If you cannot address the above for the country you choose, you should reconsider your choice .
Students have broad leeway to develop this paper as they see fit, as long as it addresses the above. However, the ideal paper will not only satisfy the above requirements, but may also
Consider the country’s participation in any international agreements or treaties and how that may impact their policy and its implementation
Consider not only governmental actions, but any possible role for the private sector
Identify any events, especially but not exclusively cyber, that may have helped shape the country’s cyber policy
Identify and discuss the country’s treatment of cyber actors within its borders, and how that treatment reflects either formal or informal policy
Identify what information or what part of cyberspace the country considers to be “sovereign” and over which it espouses a right and/or duty to maintain control or jurisdiction
Explain whether the country views cyber attack on another state as a legitimate exercise of its right to self defense, an act of war, or both.
There are differing definitions of Cyber Policy. For the purpose of this paper, cyber policy means the combination of legal, diplomatic, and procedural steps and positions taken by a country (through either action or declaration) to protect its cyber infrastructure from cyber attacks, safeguard information, and respond to cyber attacks. Your focus should be on external / international / outward-facing policies, recognizing that domestic policy is usually strongly reflected in international policy, and vice-versa.
The outline of the paper is attached as well as some of the sources that should be used.