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Definitions Edit

China Edit

"In Chinese literature there currently exists no formal, authoritative terminology for 'cyber,' 'cybersecurity,' or other terms stemming from the word 'cyber,' though the Chinese government and scholars have adapted to its usage in English-language media."[1]

United States Edit

Cyber is

[b]roadly defined, a prefix referring to anything related to computers, electronic information and/or digital networks.[2]
the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures, and includes technology "tools" such as the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controllers in critical industries.[3]

Cyber "[c]onnotes a relationship with information technology."[4]

Overview Edit

Taken from "kybernetes," a Greek term for "steersman" or "governor," the term was chosen by Professor Norbert Wiener[5] for the field of "cybernetics." The term was intended to signal the intertwined tapestry of concepts relating the goal-directed actions, predictions, feedback, and responses in the systems (physical, social, engineering) for which cybernetics was to be an explanatory framework.

References Edit

  1. Warring State: China’s Cybersecurity Strategy, at 13.
  2. Joint Terminology for Cyberspace Operations.
  3. Partnering for Cyber Resilience: Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World-Principles and Guidelines, at 14.
  4. Tallinn Manual, at 211.
  5. Norbert Wiener, Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (MIT Press 1948).

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