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Dynamics in Cybersecurity: Challenges to Sri Lanka`s National Security

Show simple item record Senaratne, B 2018-06-08T15:06:04Z 2018-06-08T15:06:04Z 2017
dc.description Article Full Text en_US
dc.description.abstract Technological developments in today`s world which take place annually, make technology accessible to individuals and communities that were previously not able to access it. The advent of mobile technology, its accessibility and affordability has enabled its penetration to all walks of society. This has therefore even empowered non-state actors and terrorist groups, which increases the threat individuals and states face. The objectives of this study are to examine whether Sri Lanka is prepared to face threats that could penetrate the country via the cyber domain and to illustrate what mechanisms the country needs to take to overcome these threats to national security. The methodology undertaken for this research is qualitative in nature, with primary data constituting of government policy documents, agreements and legal documents. A series of in-depth interviews too were conducted with professionals in the cybersecurity and legal spheres. Secondary data such as news clippings from newspaper articles, reputed web articles, journal articles and statistics from both the Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka and the International Telecommunication Union too were utilised for this research. The study thus provides an assessment of the country`s cyber security preparedness. In conclusion, Sri Lanka needs to improve its legislature to implement the international treaties it is signatory to, as well as, empower its Armed Forces so that they are capable of assessing threats in the cyber domain and countering them. Furthermore, the country which is in the process of drafting a cybersecurity policy for the country, needs to identify mechanisms for implementation or a body that will monitor it. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Cybersecurity en_US
dc.subject National Security en_US
dc.subject Sri Lanka en_US
dc.title Dynamics in Cybersecurity: Challenges to Sri Lanka`s National Security en_US
dc.type Article Full Text en_US
dc.identifier.journal KDU IRC en_US

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