Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 7th International Conference, ICDF2C 2015, Seoul, South Korea, October 6–8, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Cyber Peacekeeping

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-25512-5_10,
        author={Nikolay Akatyev and Joshua James},
        title={Cyber Peacekeeping},
        proceedings={Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 7th International Conference, ICDF2C 2015, Seoul, South Korea, October 6--8, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICDF2C},
        year={2015},
        month={10},
        keywords={Cyber peacekeeping Cyber conflicts Cyber war Cyberspace safe layer International relations in cyberspace Stability and security Information clearinghouse},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-25512-5_10}
    }
    
  • Nikolay Akatyev
    Joshua James
    Year: 2015
    Cyber Peacekeeping
    ICDF2C
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25512-5_10
Nikolay Akatyev1,*, Joshua James2,*
  • 1: Seoul Tech Society
  • 2: Hallym University
*Contact email: nikolay.akatyev@gmail.com, joshua@cybercrimetech.com

Abstract

Until now, many works have focused on attempting to define cyber warfare, as well as appropriate response leading to conflict escalation. Instead, this paper proposes a comprehensive definition of Cyber Peacekeeping motivated by prior research on peacekeeping, cyber conflict and warfare, and international relations in cyberspace. Cyber Peacekeeping works to promote online safety and security, which assists in both physical and cyber conflict cessation, and helps protect cyber civilians from becoming either victims or participants in cyber conflicts. This work defines key terms of cyber peacekeeping, as well as its scope and goals in relation to conflict prevention, mitigation, aftermath containment and cleanup. We then propose a potential organizational structure of Cyber Peacekeeping to support its defined roles and functions. Through a case study of a notable past cyber conflict, examples of practical cyber peacekeeping are shown, as well as the roles that peacekeeping could have played in such conflicts.