The rule of law: Controlling cyber weapons

Henry Prunckun

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This chapter discusses how information and communications technology (computer systems and data transmission) are used as cyber weapons for criminal purposes. It canvasses a number of legislative policy options for controlling their misuse. It concludes with the view that implementing cyber weapons laws—in the same vein as firearms legislation—would not only help ensure society’s domestic well-being, it would aid national security.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber weaponry
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and implications of digital arms
EditorsHenry Prunckun
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319741079
ISBN (Print)9783319741062
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameAdvanced sciences and technologies for security applications
ISSN (Print)1613-5113
ISSN (Electronic)2363-9466


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