Moving the Human Being Into the Focus of Cybersecurity

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Acknowledging the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in relation to the functioning of contemporary societies, the states of the European High North have endorsed information and/or cybersecurity strategies which aim to safeguard both information and information infrastructure. However, the strategies neither fully recognise the challenges and threats associated with the use of ICT in everyday life nor acknowledge regional peculiarities within the different states. This chapter elaborates the enabling and constraining effects of digitalisation at the regional level. It discusses how a human-centred security approach to digitalisation could broaden the current cybersecurity frameworks by considering the impacts of digitalisation on the individual and sub-state community levels. The chapter concludes that a human-centred cybersecurity approach positions human wellbeing as the focus of cybersecurity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigitalisation and Human Security
Subtitle of host publicationA Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Cybersecurity in the European High North
EditorsMirva Salminen, Gerald Zojer, Kamrul Hossain
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-48070-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-48069-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesNew Security Challenges


  • cybersecurity
  • Human security
  • Arctic
  • Human rights
  • Digitalisation

Field of science

  • Political science


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