Norms on the Net: Governing the Internet and the perils of failure

(I just published this article on the online magazine http://www.nthposition.com/, which Seamus Sweeney introduced me to.) Odd as it might seem in a world of ubiquitous computing and hand held email devices, the first ever web browsing software made its debut in 1991. Not until the mid 1990s did the Internet begin to make any … Continue reading Norms on the Net: Governing the Internet and the perils of failure

Associated Press picks up on my take on iWar

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iOa2mqt5DXi7h40NageheWNxCyTQD8VPR7JG0 The Associated Press report that: NATO needs to gear up for “iWar” — systematic attacks on the Web that could disrupt commerce worldwide by using crippling computer worms to shut down consumer online services such as Internet banking — warns Johnny Ryan, a researcher with the Institute of International and European Affairs. “iWar will … Continue reading Associated Press picks up on my take on iWar

New article in openDemocracy – iWar: pirates, states and the internet

Full story http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/iwar_pirates_states_and_the_internet I have introduced the term "iWar" (in an piece in NATO Review [Winter 2007], as well as this longer openDemocracy article) to denote attacks carried out over the internet that target the consumer internet infrastructure, such as the websites that provide access to online banking services. In this understanding, iWar is distinct … Continue reading New article in openDemocracy – iWar: pirates, states and the internet