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A Typology of Cybersecurity Governance Models

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Cybersecurity has emerged as a topic of rising political and economic relevance. Public and private actors alike have become increasingly sensitized to the issue, and have put in place relevant cybersecurity strategies. Considering the proliferation of activities and processes that depend on properly functioning network infrastructures, the political, economic, and social costs related to interruption or default are alarming. The growing number of threats to the security of cyberspace has spurred calls for more expansive governance.

Despite the topic's rising importance, there is little clarity on what cybersecurity governance constitutes. Current framings exhibit a bias towards multistakeholder governance, a type of governance predominantly propagated by Western constituencies, which seeks to bring together in a collaborative fashion relevant stake-holders to deliberate and implement solutions to collective problems. Apart from contributing to theoretical muddle, multistakeholder-oriented conceptualisations of cybersecurity governance prevent critical analysis. Questioning the appropriateness of multistakeholder-dominated understandings, this paper argues that cybersecurity governance entails multiple types of governance, including hierarchical, multistakeholder-based, and marked-based types.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2018

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