Cyber Peace

Cybersecurity Through the Lens of Positive Peace

When one hears the word “cyber,” it is most often paired with one of these words: security, threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, intrusions, attacks, or war. Indeed, the entire landscape of “cyber” is seen as insecure and hostile.

In "Cyber Peace: Cybersecurity Through the Lens of Positive Peace," Cybersecurity Initiative Fellow Heather Roff explains why viewing cyber peace as the absence of any hostile actions is insufficient to account for the normative and policy changes needed to establish a true sense of cybersecurity.


Cyber Peace


Heather Roff was a fellow in the Cybersecurity Initiative. Her research interests pertain to international ethics, security, and emerging military technology, particularly cyber warfare, lethal autonomous weapons, and unmanned systems.