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