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September 24, 2017

Instantiating Complexity with Simplicity and Heterogeneity as Descriptors

Photo: Cover of Law, John and Annemarie Mol, eds. 2006. Complexities: social studies of knowledge practices. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. How we engage with complexity is shaped by our understanding of its structure which in turn frames our ability to communicate those challenges simply and effectively. Complexity is quick to reveal itself when moving between the simple and the complex, an observation not lost on application security professionals who create policy documents establishing an organization’s ...continue

Just Information Warfare, Mariarosaria Taddeo, 2016.

Just Information Warfare, Mariarosaria Taddeo (2016) 35: 213.

In her article “Just Information Warfare”, Mariarosaria Taddeo uses an ethical analysis of information warfare to bridge an ontological gap emerging from the information revolution and the unique capabilities Information Warfare enables which theories like Just War Theory are not equipped handle adequately (JWT). The article is organized in two parts, the first describes information warfare emphasizing its unique characteristics which provoke equally unique problems when JWT is applied to information warfare. The second part introduces Information Ethics and the four principles on which provide its foundation which is then applied to Just War Theory whose product is used to establish three principles of Just Information Warfare which overcomes the ethical issues posed when JWT is applied to information warfare without consideration for its unique attributes. ...continue

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