Good governance and virtue in South Africa's cyber security policy implementation

Oliver Burmeister, Jackie Phahlamohlaka, Yeslam Al-Saggaf

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

Good governance from an ethical perspective in cyberdefence policy has been seen in terms of duty and consequentialism. Yet the negotiated view of virtue ethics can also address how nation states mitigate the risks of a cyber attack to their national interests and to prepare for a cyber offence in response to an attack. A discourse analysis of the "0x Omar"-Israeli conflict of 2012, as reported in the Arabic and English media and on the Internet, is used to explore ethical issues that this case raises and to examine how the risks posed could be mitigated in relation to relevant elements of the South African cybersecurity policy framework. Questions raised include: At what point does the policy require a nation state to prepare for a cyber offence in response to a cyber attack? Ethically, how are such actions consistent with the principle of good governance?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber Security and Threats
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
EditorsInformation Resources Management Association
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter19
Pages325-336
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781522556350
ISBN (Print)9781522556343
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04 May 2018

Fingerprint

Internet

Cite this

Burmeister, O., Phahlamohlaka, J., & Al-Saggaf, Y. (2018). Good governance and virtue in South Africa's cyber security policy implementation. In I. R. M. A. (Ed.), Cyber Security and Threats: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 325-336). United States: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5634-3.ch019
Burmeister, Oliver ; Phahlamohlaka, Jackie ; Al-Saggaf, Yeslam. / Good governance and virtue in South Africa's cyber security policy implementation. Cyber Security and Threats: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. editor / Information Resources Management Association. United States : IGI Global, 2018. pp. 325-336
@inbook{8d8b3858f65446e2a5178031824acff0,
title = "Good governance and virtue in South Africa's cyber security policy implementation",
abstract = "Good governance from an ethical perspective in cyberdefence policy has been seen in terms of duty and consequentialism. Yet the negotiated view of virtue ethics can also address how nation states mitigate the risks of a cyber attack to their national interests and to prepare for a cyber offence in response to an attack. A discourse analysis of the {"}0x Omar{"}-Israeli conflict of 2012, as reported in the Arabic and English media and on the Internet, is used to explore ethical issues that this case raises and to examine how the risks posed could be mitigated in relation to relevant elements of the South African cybersecurity policy framework. Questions raised include: At what point does the policy require a nation state to prepare for a cyber offence in response to a cyber attack? Ethically, how are such actions consistent with the principle of good governance?",
author = "Oliver Burmeister and Jackie Phahlamohlaka and Yeslam Al-Saggaf",
year = "2018",
month = "5",
day = "4",
doi = "10.4018/978-1-5225-5634-3.ch019",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781522556343",
pages = "325--336",
editor = "{Information Resources Management Association}",
booktitle = "Cyber Security and Threats",
publisher = "IGI Global",
address = "United States",

}

Burmeister, O, Phahlamohlaka, J & Al-Saggaf, Y 2018, Good governance and virtue in South Africa's cyber security policy implementation. in IRMA (ed.), Cyber Security and Threats: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, United States, pp. 325-336. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5634-3.ch019

Good governance and virtue in South Africa's cyber security policy implementation. / Burmeister, Oliver; Phahlamohlaka, Jackie; Al-Saggaf, Yeslam.

Cyber Security and Threats: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. ed. / Information Resources Management Association. United States : IGI Global, 2018. p. 325-336.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

TY - CHAP

T1 - Good governance and virtue in South Africa's cyber security policy implementation

AU - Burmeister, Oliver

AU - Phahlamohlaka, Jackie

AU - Al-Saggaf, Yeslam

PY - 2018/5/4

Y1 - 2018/5/4

N2 - Good governance from an ethical perspective in cyberdefence policy has been seen in terms of duty and consequentialism. Yet the negotiated view of virtue ethics can also address how nation states mitigate the risks of a cyber attack to their national interests and to prepare for a cyber offence in response to an attack. A discourse analysis of the "0x Omar"-Israeli conflict of 2012, as reported in the Arabic and English media and on the Internet, is used to explore ethical issues that this case raises and to examine how the risks posed could be mitigated in relation to relevant elements of the South African cybersecurity policy framework. Questions raised include: At what point does the policy require a nation state to prepare for a cyber offence in response to a cyber attack? Ethically, how are such actions consistent with the principle of good governance?

AB - Good governance from an ethical perspective in cyberdefence policy has been seen in terms of duty and consequentialism. Yet the negotiated view of virtue ethics can also address how nation states mitigate the risks of a cyber attack to their national interests and to prepare for a cyber offence in response to an attack. A discourse analysis of the "0x Omar"-Israeli conflict of 2012, as reported in the Arabic and English media and on the Internet, is used to explore ethical issues that this case raises and to examine how the risks posed could be mitigated in relation to relevant elements of the South African cybersecurity policy framework. Questions raised include: At what point does the policy require a nation state to prepare for a cyber offence in response to a cyber attack? Ethically, how are such actions consistent with the principle of good governance?

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85049618098&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85049618098&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4018/978-1-5225-5634-3.ch019

DO - 10.4018/978-1-5225-5634-3.ch019

M3 - Chapter (peer-reviewed)

AN - SCOPUS:85049618098

SN - 9781522556343

SP - 325

EP - 336

BT - Cyber Security and Threats

A2 - , Information Resources Management Association

PB - IGI Global

CY - United States

ER -

Burmeister O, Phahlamohlaka J, Al-Saggaf Y. Good governance and virtue in South Africa's cyber security policy implementation. In IRMA, editor, Cyber Security and Threats: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. United States: IGI Global. 2018. p. 325-336 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5634-3.ch019