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Building Cyber Resilience through Polycentric Governance

Masato Kikuchi and Takao Okubo
Institute of Information Security, Yokohama 221-0835, Japan

Abstract—While interconnectivity within cyberspace increases efficiency, it reduces resilience to cyber-attacks. Cyberspace is an artificial environment without borders and free from state control and creating a predominant central authority for the protection of cyberspace is not realistic. This paper proposes an efficient way to build resilience of cyberspace through polycentric governance as an ideal way of absorbing an impact of cyber-attacks. This paper has identified critical factors of polycentric governance and then proposed how these factors should be applied to build resilience of cyberspace.
Index Terms—Polycentric governance, cyberspace, resilience, system thinking

Cite: Masato Kikuchi and Takao Okubo, "Building Cyber Resilience through Polycentric Governance," Journal of Communications vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 390-397, May 2020. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.15.5.390-397

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