What's in a Name? Metaphors and Cybersecurity

  title={What's in a Name? Metaphors and Cybersecurity},
  author={Jordan Branch},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={39 - 70}
  • Jordan Branch
  • Published 24 September 2020
  • Computer Science
  • International Organization
Abstract For more than a decade, the United States military has conceptualized and discussed the Internet and related systems as “cyberspace,” understood as a “domain” of conflict like land, sea, air, and outer space. How and why did this concept become entrenched in US doctrine? What are its effects? Focusing on the emergence and consolidation of this terminology, I make three arguments about the role of language in cybersecurity policy. First, I propose a new, politically consequential… 

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