Susan Brenner has had published her article 'Cyber-threats and the Limits of Bureaucratic Control' published in MINN. J. L. SCI. & TECH. [Vol. 14:1] and downloadable from the link below. Susan's brief synopsis is available here: http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/fyi-maybe-new-article-on-cyberthreats.html. A further link to material for review is here: University of Minnesota http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/144222.
This is a very useful and informative article from Susan and sets out
challenges about understanding the impact of 'cyber-' and how a "State"
copes with control of such threats.
The marketplace is burgeoning with 'cyber courses' e.g. with content
such as: "cyber attack and defense, digital analysis, computer
forensics, security policies and strategies, risk analysis, ethical and
legal issues, operational processes, cyber crime, and more" (http://www.excelsior.edu/web/news/college-news/-/blogs/five-cybersecurity-programs-certified-to-meet-the-nsa%E2%80%99s-committee-on-national-security-systems-cnss-training-standards)
which appears to suggest cyber people have been unable to distinguish
cyber as a platform of its own without subsuming e.g. computer forensics
and therefore dismantling this job title and work in an attempt to top
My original thinking when getting to grips to understand what the
cyber-people wanted to show when the approach started back in 2000 was
that, irrespective of the technology, it is the fundamental
messages/signals, instructions or information included and transmitted
through electrical impulses, analogue/digital signalling and so on would
complement existing investigatory, examination and forensics programmes
and employment and tools. Instead, cyber appears to want to cast a veil
over all of these mature approaches to make everything
science/technology neutral and claim they are subsets of cyber.
Fundamentally, cyber is a subset to all forms of communication mediums,
transmitters and receivers and the technology that interprets
communications and signalling. Moreoever cyber-attack/crime/etc is a
50/50 proposition and a subset of "intention" (pragmatically and
legally) and must be judged in that context when compared to a "mistake"
where the person had no intention to generate an attack but an unwanted
outcome occurs anyway.