Globalisation and national security issues for the state: Implications for national ICT policies

  • Jackie Phahlamohlaka
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 282)

The national security issues most impacted upon by globalisation are generally found to fall into three categories: the nature of security threats in a globalised world, the effects of the phenomenon of globalisation on the pursuit of national security, and the erosion of the exclusivity of the state as a provider of national security. In this chapter I examine the security risks associated with ICT, and in particular the Internet which is not constrained by territorial boundaries traditionally defining states and their sovereignty. Also, I point out the need for developing and implementing agile security related ICT policies to remain on the national security research agenda of all states.

Keywords: Globalisation, national security, information and communications technologies, national ICT policies, security threats


National Security Security Threat Globalised World Current Nature National Power 
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© International Federation for Information Processin 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jackie Phahlamohlaka
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  1. 1.CSIRSouth Africa

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